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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