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1 food that can help you sleep—and 5 that might not

By Michelle Edelbaum, March 11, 2010 - 11:32am

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Michelle asks: What foods help you sleep?

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what foods would help me stay asleep I seem to wake up around 3 or 4 am after going to be around 11pm can you help me..I don't want to start taking any sleep medications.

Anonymous

11/10/2010 - 11:04am

I guess having money so you do not have to lose sleep over it. Sorry this is not the easiest solution.

Anonymous

11/10/2010 - 9:14am

Crackers and milk is awsome.

Anonymous

11/09/2010 - 10:47pm

milk is questionable as unfortunately pasteurisation kills almost everything what is so vital for human benefits.Many researches lately finally admit a raw milk from healthy cows is the only real deal.

Anonymous

11/09/2010 - 7:55pm

I've had bouts of insomnia for years. I've tried everything. Tylenol PM, Unisom, Ambien, sedatives, antihistimines, chamomile tea, milk, etc. I got down to a routine of cycling three or four different aids every night so I didn't take the same thing every night. The most effective herbs I've found are valerian and passionflower, but my body adjusts really quickly to them so I can't take them every night. 900 mg of valerian works very well for me and I've had no side effects.

Anonymous

10/19/2010 - 1:24am

2 cups air popped corn-plain,1 hr.before bed time or 1/2 of a graham cracker square. if you dream at night wake yourself up and tell yourself to stop dreaming and you will go back to sleep and not dream anymore.this is free an worth a try,it works for me!

Anonymous

10/18/2010 - 12:25am

I like to eat I micro potato in the evening (nothing on it). I am prone to leg and feet cramps so the potassium in the potato helps to avoid those aweful cramps.

Anonymous

10/15/2010 - 2:08am

I wish I knew. I am 78, fit, exercise 5 days a week in morning. Eat very healthy, take supplements. Have NO trouble falling asleep...but after 2-3 hours I awaken. Some times I fall back to sleep immediately, other times I am awake for 2-3 hours. I don't feel tired all day until after dinner. Then I could doze and go to bed. I don't until 10 p.m. ANy thoughts? I prefer not taking medications.,

Anonymous

10/14/2010 - 5:47pm

Taking a calcium suppliment a hour or so befor bed helps.

Anonymous

10/14/2010 - 5:16pm

I agree with all the comments so far. The most shocking "recommendation" was to eat a high GI meal. (HUH?!?!?) Also, sleep supplements are WORTH a try IF you are having troubles sleeping and aren't ready to turn to your doctor for a prescription. Don't discredit them completely! However, just like anything, a person must use caution. Valerian Root works for me, but you can build up a tolerance, so don't take it all the time. I sincerely hope that people who read a lot of these articles take them with a grain of salt.....

Anonymous

10/14/2010 - 5:09pm

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