Eat to Sleep: What to Eat and When to Eat It for a Good Night's Sleep-Every Night

Eat to Sleep: What to Eat and When to Eat It for a Good Night's Sleep-Every Night

by Karman Meyer

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Overview

Utilize food as your all-natural solution to sleeplessness with this easy guide that teaches you just what to eat—and when to eat it—to fall asleep faster and wake up refreshed.

We’ve all heard that it’s the turkey that makes you so sleepy after every Thanksgiving dinner, and a cup of warm milk is just the thing to help you settle down for night, but it may surprise you to find just how much what you eat can affect how well you sleep at night.

Whether you experience occasional insomnia or suffer from chronic sleeplessness, Eat to Sleep explains which foods to eat and when to eat them in order to get the best night’s rest possible. With information on how to easily incorporate “sleepy” foods into your diet, and how to prepare your food to increase its sleep-inducing effectiveness, Eat to Sleep shows you the way to getting optimal shuteye—naturally.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781507210284
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 05/14/2019
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 233,336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Karman Meyer is a registered dietitian/nutritionist with fifteen years of experience in the nutrition and food industry. Karman has been featured in publications such as US News & World Report Eat, FoodNetwork.com, FitnessMagazine.com, Shape.com, and WomensHealthMag.com. She often appears on local television networks and shows such as Today in Nashville and Talk of the Town. As the founder and recipe creator behind TheNutritionAdventure.com, Karman is passionate about sharing the facts about food and nutrition with her readers. She works to encourage others to feel more confident about cooking healthy, delicious meals at home and wants to take the fear out of food. She lives in Brentwood, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

Part 1 Making the Connection: How You Sleep and What You Eat 9

Chapter 1 Sleep Basics and the Food-Sleep Relationship 11

Chapter 2 Foods That Wreak Havoc on Sleep 27

Part 2 The Best Foods for Sleep 43

Chapter 3 Foods That Promote Peaceful Sleep 45

Almonds 46

Avocados 48

Bananas 50

Barley 52

Brown Rice 54

Cantaloupe 56

Cashews 58

Cauliflower 60

Celery 62

Cereal 64

Chamomile 66

Cheese 68

Chickpeas 70

Coconut Water 72

Cottage Cheese 74

Cucumber 76

Dates 78

Edamame 80

Eggs 82

Figs 84

Flaxseed 86

Grapefruit 88

Halibut 90

Milk 92

Oatmeal 94

Orange Juice with Calcium 96

Peppermint Tea 98

Pistachios 100

Prunes 102

Pumpkin Seeds 104

Quinoa 106

Salmon 108

Sardines 110

Spinach 112

Strawberries 114

Sunflower Seeds 116

Sweet Potatoes 118

Tart Cherries 120

Tofu 122

Tomatoes 124

Top Sirloin Steak 126

Tuna 128

Turkey 130

Valerian Root Tea 132

Walnuts 134

Watermelon 136

Whole-Grain Bread 138

Whole-Grain Pasta 140

Yogurt 142

Zucchini 144

Part 3 A Quick-Start Plan to Better Sleep 147

Chapter 4 Sleep Well Again: Recipes and Meal Plans 149

Chapter 5 Food and Sleep Log 187

Appendix A Good Sleep Checklist 191

Appendix B References 193

Index 203

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