9 Best Foods and Drinks to Have Before Bed 

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Having the right foods and drinks before bed can help you sleep better and feel better when you wake up. Here are nine choices to think about:  

Cherries are one of the few natural producers of melatonin, which governs sleep-wake cycles. Drinking tart cherry juice or eating a handful of cherries before bed may promote sleep. 

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Cherries 

Bananas include magnesium and potassium, which aid in muscular relaxation and sleep regulation. The amino acid tryptophan transforms to serotonin and melatonin, encouraging sleep and relaxation. 

Bananas 

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Protein and calcium in Greek yoghurt help stabilise blood sugar and calm. Sugar can disrupt sleep, so use plain Greek yoghurt. 

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Greek Yogurt 

Almonds include magnesium, which improves sleep. They also contain protein and healthy fats to keep you full overnight. 

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Almonds 

Complex carbohydrates like muesli boost brain serotonin, aiding relaxation and sleep. Contains melatonin, making it a good bedtime snack. 

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Oatmeal 

Chamomile, valerian root, and lavender teas are relaxing and can help you go asleep. Caffeine-rich teas like green and black might disrupt sleep. 

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Herbal Tea 

Tryptophan in warm milk relaxes and induces sleep. It's comfortable and might help you build a nightly ritual that signals your body to relax. 

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Warm Milk 

Turkey has plenty of tryptophan, which relaxes and helps you sleep. A little portion of turkey before bed may promote sleep. 

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Turkey 

Antioxidants and serotonin in kiwi assist regulate sleep. Kiwis before bed may help you fall asleep faster and sleep better. 

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Kiwi 

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