Intermittent sleeper

Post your sleep and food questions here.

Moderator: talkhealth

Locked
2 posts
Guest Posts
Posts: 706
Joined: Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:12 pm
Quote

by Guest Posts on Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:15 pm

Intermittent sleeper

Generally I go to bed and go to sleep quickly. However after a few hours I wake and then can't get back to sleep. I've read that bananas are good for aiding sleep - is this the case and if so how far before going to sleep should you eat one?

Thank you, Hayley
talkhealth team on behalf of a guest visitor

User avatar
lisaartis
Posts: 39
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:23 pm
Quote

by lisaartis on Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:02 am

Re: Intermittent sleeper

Hi,

Bananas are an excellent source of magnesium and potassium which help relax overstressed muscles and can be ideal go-to snack before bed. They also contain all-important tryptophan to stimulate production of those key brain calming hormones.

While bananas are a good sleepy food - there are also many others - they may not solve your problem! You might want to look at completing a sleep diary and trying to identify what is happening through the day and in the evening.

https://sleepcouncil.org.uk/advice-supp ... eep-diary/
Lisa Artis
Head of The Sleep Council

http://www.talkhealthpartnership.com/on ... _artis.php

Locked
2 posts