The best foods to help you sleep

Inadequate sleep appears to be common in American culture. Many of us joke about never having enough sleep  

We may blame life's commitments for interfering with appropriate sleep, and it appears that sleep is frequently disturbed by intervals of waking during a typical night.   

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from a sleep issue, and one in every   

Dr. Kenneth Wright, Jr., a sleep researcher at the University of Colorado, also warns that logging fewer hours of sleep during the week and supplementing  

Instead, he believes that a healthy sleep regimen consists of a consistent practice of getting enough sleep, with periodic naps to compensate for one bad night of sleep.  

Aside from poor sleep habits, which can contribute to decreased productivity, tiredness, or a foul mood, inadequate sleep is linked to chronic disease.   

In 2015, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS) produced a joint consensus statement   

Aside from poor sleep habits, which can contribute to decreased productivity, tiredness, or a foul mood, inadequate sleep is linked to chronic disease.  

It appears that the simple methods that many experts constantly recommend for better sleep, such as turning off electronic devices before bed  

keeping your bedroom dark and quiet in the evening, can pay off in terms of long-term health.  

Beyond identifying fundamental flaws in your sleep habits that can be addressed, how you eat may influence how you sleep.  

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