The process of getting a good night’s sleep actually starts when you awake in the morning. Everything you do during the day is going to have some effect on the amount and quality of sleep you get when you finally retire for the evening.
With that in mind, you should always be making an effort to do things that will promote better sleep. The things you should focus on include getting plenty of exercise and eating the right foods. If you are in the habit of eating snacks on the go, you’ll be interested to learn there are plenty of healthy snacks you can eat for energy during the day and better sleep at night. Take a look at the following information.
Your Morning Coffee Break
If you are in the habit of running out of the house to beat the morning traffic going to work, it’s likey you are stopping at your favorite coffee shop for coffee and a morning snack. While the caffeine in your coffee will help create a little energy for the day’s activities, there are a couple of things you can eat with your coffee that will start building melatonin in your body. Melatonin helps stimulate your brain to produce serotonin, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. A good target snack for morning time would be a granola bar with oats, nuts, raisins and maybe a little peanut butter.
Focus on Fruits
Good health requires a diet filled with fruits and vegetables. It’s understandable that you might prefer to cook your vegetable before eating them. Aside from carrots and maybe celery, veggies aren’t easy to eat on the go. It’s a very different story with fruits you can eat with one hand without cooking. Fruits that promote good sleep include bananas, mangoes and prunes.
If you are out and about for lunch without enough time to stop at a restaurant, you can always get a healthy sandwich at the local sandwich shop. To help promote good health and better sleep habits, you might want to focus on sandwich ingredients like whole wheat bread, lettuce and some cheeses. The best possible lunch meat you could choose would be turkey, which contains tryptophan, a byproduct that promotes the brain’s secretion of serotonin.
Proteins and Carbohydrates
If you burn a lot of energy during your busy day, you need to supply your body with healthy proteins and carbohydrates. You can get a good supply of proteins from peanut butter, almonds and fish while picking the carbs you need from oats, grains, bananas and some dairy products. All of these foods will also promote good sleep.
Satisfying the Sweet Tooth
Too much sugar in your diet is going to adversely affect the quality of your sleep. If you are out and wanting something to satisfy your sweet tooth, you are in luck. There are a lot of sweet fruits available that don’t contain the refined sugar that is so detrimental to sleeping. Fruits like grapes, cherries, raisins and apples should be your primary targets. Be wary of cookies that contain fruits. The cookie portion of the snack likely contains the refined sugar you are trying to avoid.
Based on the info above, it should be clear you can be active and sleep well at night while eating the same