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How Can I Sleep Better?

Sleepy Woman FDP Credit graur codrinIt never fails--you go to sleep no later than 10:30 and you’re awake eight hours later, at 6:30. Yet, in the middle of the day, you’re sitting at your desk, gazing at that sales proposal with droopy eyes. Why are you so sleepy? You’re getting eight hours of sleep at night.

Look at foods high in tryptophan. This substance, along with melatonin and serotonin, help you to relax. Foods with tryptophan include milk and honey. Combining these foods with carbohydrate-rich foods make the tryptophan more effective. Eat potatoes, cake, dates, pasta, chocolate and ice cream. Don’t forget about poultry, bananas, peanuts and some cheeses. If you like chamomile tea, make a cup of hot tea.

Still can’t sleep? Grab a book, but make sure it isn’t an exciting thriller. To learn more about healthy sleep, read our Bright Hub guides.

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