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Choose Your “Midnight” Snack Wisely

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9. Choose Your “Midnight” Snack Wisely

If dinner was on the light side and you need a little pre-slumber snack, there may be a food combination that promotes zzzs. Specialists recommend a snack that’s rich in carbohydrates and contains a bit of protein; this combination is said to increase the tryptophan levels in the brain, causing you to sleep more soundly. Try low-fat yogurt with a sprinkle of granola, a small bowl of oatmeal or a sliced apple with a bit of peanut butter.

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