Bananas and Sleep

For some reason lately I’m sleeping better. I’m sleeping through the night more than I ever have. One of the problems that I’ve always had is a high metabolism – at least that’s what I think it is as I do seem to have to eat fairly often – not huge volumes but often. So, 3-4 in the morning I awake. It often takes me a little while to realize that I’m hungry – it actually takes me a while to realize that I’m awake…

If I’m quick enough, I eat a banana and back to sleep I go before you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – (just kidding). I’ve tried other foods, particularly when I don’t have any bananas but nothing seems to be quite as effective in getting me back to sleep.

I was curious as to why so I did some research. l found people eating banana smoothies and various combination’s of foods before going to sleep – seems to be lots of people out there using this fruit to help them sleep.

Bananas are packed with nutrition much of which is going to help your body relax and sleep:

Vitamin B1, B2, B3(Niacin), B6 and B9
Vitamin C
Vitamin K
Tryptophan – Turkey has this and that is why you get sleepy after a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Bananas also have antioxidant properties. I don’t know if this would help one sleep but it’s good anyway.

Many of the ingredients that are in Bananas are in other fruit. You can see a breakdown here: Fruit Chart

I don’t know why bananas do such a stellar job over other friuts but they work for me.

Hope this helps.

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