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5 Foods to Help With Lack of Sleep

By Stephen R. Farris

Which would you rather have, tossing and turning each night, or getting up spry and energetic each morning?

Hopefully you chose the latter plan. I mean, who wants to get up every morning feeling like a tornado blew through in the middle of the night, all groggy and in a bad mood that even coffee couldn't help.

You might want to check out some of these foods that can give you a more vibrant feeling when waking up each day.

Kiwi

Kiwi contains Vitamins C and E. It also has serotonin and folate. This combination of vitamins and minerals could help you get much needed sleep. A research study showed that when participants consumed kiwi prior to going to bed, they actually got an extra hour of sleep.

Kale

While dairy products contain good amounts of calcium, a lot of people are allergic to them or simply can't eat them. An alternative to getting calcium in your body is to consume certain leafy green vegetables, such as kale. Kale has many important vitamins and nutrients, and calcium happens to be one of them. 

Fish

Certain fish, such as salmon, halibut and tuna, contain Vitamin B6, which assists the body in the making of natural melatonin, a sleep-inducing hormone that is created during darkness.

Tart Cherry Juice

Tart cherry juice is rich in melatonin. Drinking a couple of glasses a day -- according to research -- could help people with insomnia. 

Bananas

Besides being rich in potassium, bananas are another good source of Vitamin B6. As noted earlier, it helps your body produce melatonin, a hormone triggered by darkness that helps you fall to sleep.

These are only a few of the foods that can help with sleep. You can do further research online, or you could visit with your local chiropractor to find out some of the tips and suggestions they have that could help with your sleep situation.

If you're experiencing aches and pains in your back, neck and joints, your local chiropractor can help give you relief for those two. They can also offer help in the areas of stress, nutrition, exercise and your overall health so that you can live the active, vibrant lifestyle you're accustomed to.   

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Casa Grande, Ariz.

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