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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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Thank you for sharing. Being a first time mom I don't have time to workout nor do I get enough sleep. Despite my healthy eating I continue to gain weight. Now I know that sleep deprivation is the culprit.

Anonymous

03/27/2010 - 6:54am

Michelle, it is a shame that you should recommend an unhealthy trick on a site that purports to advise on healthy eating. A high GI diet is bad for almost everyone. The rapid rise in insulin is unhealthy in a number of ways that I won't bother to detail. One group of people that eats high-GI meals before bed is sumo wrestlers. Part of their daily weight gain regimen is to eat a large quantity of rice and then take a nap. So, yes, all those carbs might help you sleep, but is it worth it?

Anonymous

03/25/2010 - 9:03pm

This "study" was done on 12 males, 18-35 years old that did NOT have sleep problems. Please do some real research before you write things that are very misleading.

You have discredited yourself and you publisher.

Here is the link to the "study".

http://www.usyd.edu.au/news/84.html?newsstoryid=1585

Anonymous

03/25/2010 - 11:42am

you didnt put alot of thought into this article

Anonymous

03/25/2010 - 12:36am

I question the value of recommending that one eat a high GI rice in order to get more sleep if that person is diabetic.

Anonymous

03/20/2010 - 3:50pm

Isn't it true that calcium is an important building block for muscles, and for many keeps away nighttime muscle cramps? So, milk (or tums) before bed will help some people sleep better.

Anonymous

03/17/2010 - 8:22am

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