If your patients are struggling with eating habits related to sleep, share this article from Female First about which foods to eat to get better sleep.

Eating rice could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to study of 2,000 people in Japan. But if rice isn’t your thing we have the guide of foods to eat to help you get the best sleep.

A glass of warm milk

The old wives tale about a glass of warm milk can actually work wonders. This is because dairy is a source of tryptophan, an amino acid which your body converts to melatonin and serotonin which acts as a natural sedative. Warming up milk increases the comfort factor and if you are hungry, try adding a few oats as the carbohydrates make it easier for the tryptophan to get to your brain. Other foods high in tryptophan include chicken, eggs, cheese, tuna, nuts and seeds.


Contrary to popular belief, cheese can actually contribute to a good night’s sleep!  Tryptophan is an amino acid that our bodies convert to melatonin and serotonin which can help induce sleep. Calcium is also known to release serotonin.  The key is not to overdo it and leave yourself at least 2 hours before going to bed so as to avoid indigestion.