7 Healthy Bedtime Snacks That’ll Help You Sleep Better And Control Your Late-Night Cravings

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3. Dark chocolate

Your regular brown colour milk chocolate won’t do the trick here. It’s the antioxidant kick, not the sugar in dark chocolate that reduces stress by triggering the release of the happy hormone serotonin, relaxing your body and making it ready for sleep. The antioxidants are good for the heart, blood pressure, skin, and your mood. However, make sure you opt for chocolates with cacao content higher than 70 per cent, at the least.

4. Warm milk & honey

The combination of warm milk and honey has been long used for treating insomnia. While honey contains glucose, which calms your mind after being hyperactive in the day, milk contains two ingredients associated with sleep and relaxation—melatonin and tryptophan. Milk is also filled with calcium, which produces more tryptophan, causing you to fall asleep more quickly, especially with kids.

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