There is no doubt that one of the main enemies of good rest is the insomnia , which can appear suddenly and disappear in the same night ( acute insomnia ), or it is maintained over time, becoming what many experts consider a chronic insomnia . In these cases we should not forget that this insomnia should be considered as a symptom or side effect of some other disorder, which should be studied by the specialist.
Be that as it may, in most cases insomnia tends to be more of a acute insomnia , which appears above all as a result of certain situations of stress and anxiety that concern the person, or by certain traumatic situations. So, in general, it does not last beyond days or weeks.
We must also keep in mind that our lifestyle influences our rest in a negative or positive way . Thus, if we enjoy a healthy and relaxed life, we will rest well, and if we lead a less calm life (as well as an unbalanced diet), it will probably influence our rest sooner or later.
That's why many nutritionists pay attention to a adequate nutrition against insomnia , given that just as we can find stimulant and excitatory foods that negatively influence the reconciliation of sleep, there are also foods whose benefits are useful for sleep well (we can take into account, for example, a correct feeding to sleep well ).
Adequate food against insomnia
- Foods rich in vitamin B6 Vitamin B6 is an essential nutrient that helps absorb tryptophan, an essential amino acid that helps regulate the daily cycle of wakefulness and sleep, in addition to providing a relaxing effect. You can find it in skim milk or lean meat.
- Foods rich in tryptophan : it is one of the most recommended essential amino acids at bedtime, since it has a relaxing effect and is useful in the regulation of the wakefulness and sleep cycle. You can find it in dairy, eggs, bananas, turkey or tuna.
- Foods rich in magnesium : acts on the neurological system favoring sleep, in addition to providing a relaxing effect helping to avoid stress. You can find it in cereals, legumes, nuts and fruits such as apricot or banana.
- Iron rich foods : taking into account that low levels in this mineral hinder the correct conciliation of sleep, it is recommended to consume fish, lentils, green leafy vegetables and red meats to ensure a correct contribution in this mineral.
Nor should we forget about the infusions and relaxing tisanes , especially recommended at bedtime. Emphasize the infusion of valerian, the infusion of lime and infusion of lemon verbena. Of course, they are extremely simple to prepare, and will be useful when sleeping.
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