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Nutrition Tips to Improve Your Sleep

What You Eat Makes a Difference

You probably know practicing good sleeping habits can help you get a better night's rest. Things like maintaining a regular sleep schedule and keeping your bedroom dark have been proven to help. But did you know that what you eat can influence your slumber, too? Eating a light snack no later than a half hour before bedtime may help. Here are some foods to try (and a few to avoid).

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. Taste, National Sleep Foundation, Accessed October 20, 2014 (http://sleepfoundation.org/bedroom/taste.php)
  2. Food and sleep, National Sleep Foundation, Accessed October 20, 2014 (http://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-topics/food-and-sleep)
  3. 12 foods that sabotage sleep, AARP, Accessed October 20, 2014 (http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/foods-that-disrupt-sleep-photo.html#slide1)
  4. 12 foods that help you sleep. AARP, Accessed October 20, 2014 (http://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2014/foods-that-help-you-sleep-photo.html#slide1)
  5. Sleep hygiene tips, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Accessed October 20, 2014 (http://www.cdc.gov/sleep/about_sleep/sleep_hygiene.htm)
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