Adequate slumber (7 to 9 hours is the sweet spot) does more than make you feel human-a well-rested engine is essential for controlling your weight and sharpening your memory. Surprisingly, what you eat can play a big role in the quality of your rest. Here, the best snooze advice from Joy Bauer, RD. Photo by Getty Images.
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Warm milk really might help you sleep better.
Milk contains tryptophan, which your body uses to make serotonin, a brain chemical that promotes sleepiness. Because tryptophan needs carbohydrates to work its sedating magic in your brain, milk is a natural choice since it has the drowsy duo-and warming it up adds to the soothing sensation.
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Avoid eating a late meal, then going straight to bed.
Consuming a heavy dinner-or even a super-size bedtime snack-can make you feel lethargic, and there's a good chance