We know that many of you don't like taking sleeping pills. We also know that some of you don't like taking any of the more natural alternatives, either. If you're one of these people, you might like to try altering (or supplementing) your diet.
This article from epicurious asks whether there is an edible cure for insomnia. Yes, the article mentions things we are sure most of you have heard before (warm milk, herbal tea) - but what got us interested was the explanation of why these products can help.
Apparently, when it comes to milk the calcium helps our brains manufacture melatonin. Carbohydrates in pasta help us produce serotonin. This got us wondering just how much influence our diet may have on insomnia - we often blame modern society on the apparent increase in the number of people suffering from insomnia but maybe it's more to do with the modern diet.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on this. Do you think your diet influences how well you sleep? Have you found eating certain foods helps you sleep?
Last updated: April 30, 2010