“I just can’t shake this exhaustion,” my friend, Katie said to me, pouring herself another cup of coffee from the carafe the waitress had set on our table.
Between her demanding job, her kids, and her non-stop social schedule, Katie was running herself ragged and the wear and tear was beginning to show. Even worse, the constant demands placed on her time were making her sleep worse than ever at a time when rest was a more precious commodity than ever.
“I’ve cut out coffee after breakfast, I’m getting plenty of exercise, and I’ve stopped using my phone in bed, but I’m still tossing and turning for hours, totally unable to sleep,” she said. “I don’t know how much longer I can take it. I guess sleeping pills are my last resort.”
“Before you do that, have you ever thought about making your meals more sleep-friendly?” I asked.
“I don’t know that an all-chamomile tea diet is the answer either,” she laughed.
“You’d be surprised!” I replied. “Some of the foods you probably eat on a daily basis are great for promoting sleep and make it easier for you to turn in at night. All you have to do is make them a bigger part of your diet, and voila! A good night’s sleep is just a few delicious meals away.” Find out why getting decent sleep is so important by discovering the 20 Ways Sleep Deprivation Sabotages Your Zero Belly and start improving your health naturally with the 42 Foods For a Good Night’s Sleep!