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Choose sleep superfoods

While it’s important to avoid a big, heavy meal right before bed (a full stomach will disturb your sleep), some foods may actually help you snooze, Blake says. If you’ve had a few nights of restless sleep, make a light whole-wheat-pasta dish with fresh vegetables, a little diced chicken breast, tomato sauce, and a sprinkle of Parmesan for dinner. This meal contains a snooze-friendly combination of protein and tryptophan, an amino acid that converts to sleep-promoting serotonin in the body. 

If your stomach’s growling late at night, try a small bowl of cottage cheese with banana slices, another dish that serves up tryptophan. Other combos of healthy carbs and protein, such as milk and graham crackers or yogurt sprinkled with cereal, will also do the trick.

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by on Aug. 26, 2013 at 6:40 PM
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LindaClement
by Gold Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 5:05 PM

Yeah: ew! :D

Quoting aidensmomma508:

Actually I've had it with granola that's good.  

I was thinking of like Cheerios or something that didn't sound right

Quoting LindaClement:

Ha ha! 

Have you seen the 'healthy' parfaits at McDonald's? They're yogurt, granola and berries... 

I like yogurt with cereal --good cereal, like homemade granola :D

Quoting aidensmomma508:

Yogurt with cereal I don't know yuck




celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2013 at 12:17 AM
tfs
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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:29 AM
1 mom liked this
NOOOOO! Well, thanks for dispelling that myth for me. lol

Quoting LindaClement:

As far as I know, the breakdown of tryptophan takes longer than an hour, so unless you're eating it at dinner, it's unlikely to help anyone GET to sleep.

Unless it's the only thing you ate for several hours, it's unlikely to make any difference to staying asleep, either... 

The turkey-nap theory has been debunked: the sleepy after Thanksgiving is the side effect from overeating, not the tryptophan in the turkey.

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celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 1:30 AM
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Yeah, that just doesn't sound right.

Quoting LindaClement:

Yeah: ew! :D

Quoting aidensmomma508:

Actually I've had it with granola that's good.  

I was thinking of like Cheerios or something that didn't sound right

Quoting LindaClement:

Ha ha! 

Have you seen the 'healthy' parfaits at McDonald's? They're yogurt, granola and berries... 

I like yogurt with cereal --good cereal, like homemade granola :D

Quoting aidensmomma508:

Yogurt with cereal I don't know yuck




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LindaClement
by Gold Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Sorry.

Well, a bit.

Not really, though ;D

Quoting celestegood:

NOOOOO! Well, thanks for dispelling that myth for me. lol

Quoting LindaClement:

As far as I know, the breakdown of tryptophan takes longer than an hour, so unless you're eating it at dinner, it's unlikely to help anyone GET to sleep.

Unless it's the only thing you ate for several hours, it's unlikely to make any difference to staying asleep, either... 

The turkey-nap theory has been debunked: the sleepy after Thanksgiving is the side effect from overeating, not the tryptophan in the turkey.


celestegood
by Bronze Member on Aug. 31, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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Its ok. I'm over it :)

Quoting LindaClement:

Sorry.

Well, a bit.

Not really, though ;D

Quoting celestegood:

NOOOOO! Well, thanks for dispelling that myth for me. lol



Quoting LindaClement:

As far as I know, the breakdown of tryptophan takes longer than an hour, so unless you're eating it at dinner, it's unlikely to help anyone GET to sleep.

Unless it's the only thing you ate for several hours, it's unlikely to make any difference to staying asleep, either... 

The turkey-nap theory has been debunked: the sleepy after Thanksgiving is the side effect from overeating, not the tryptophan in the turkey.


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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Aug. 31, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Thanks for sharing:)

ablackdolphin
by Silver Member on Sep. 1, 2013 at 12:08 AM
turkey
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