Good food for your sleep: Tryptophan-Rich Foods
Tryptophan is a sleep inducing substance. You can have the following food items that contain tryptophan to sleep well at night –
- Dairy products like milk, cottage cheese and cheese.
- Soy products like tofu, soybean nuts and soy milk.
- Whole grains
- Hazelnuts, Peanuts
- Sesame seeds, sunflower seeds
So, eating carbohydrates with foods that contain tryptophan-containing foods makes available the amino acid to our brain, therefore, inducing sleep.
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Feb 02, 2013
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