Authen-tip: Nutrition for Catching your ZZZs!

Yawn! Feeling tired? Can’t get out of bed in the morning? Most of us need seven to nine hours of good-quality sleep every night.  The problem is that many of us just can’t fall asleep! We either lay in bed awake for hours or we get up multiple times during the night. Try eating a light meal at night without any caffeinated beverages to accompany it. Avoid eating dinner right before your bedtime and try to stay awake at least two hours after your meal before hitting the sack. If you can’t make it without a night snack, munch on a banana, celery, walnuts, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, brown rice, or turkey. If you are a tea drinker like me, sip a cup of chamomile tea 20 minutes before your bedtime. If you like the scent of lavender, you can use this scent to help you relax and fall asleep. There are many different kinds of lavender stuffed pillows, neck wraps, candles, lotions, and room sprays available (just don’t fall asleep with the candle lit). Sleep tight!

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