Sleep-Promoting (and Sleep-Stealing) Foods

milkHave you realised that there are actually foods which can make you sleep soundly at night? This is great news for people who suffer from insomnia. An article from has listed some foods which can actually help you sleep:

  • Bananas. They're packed with potassium and magnesium, nutrients that double as natural muscle relaxants. Plus, they contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan, which ultimately turns into serotonin and melatonin in the brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation; melatonin is a chemical that promotes sleepiness.

  • Protein. High-protein foods promote sleep, and they also fight acid reflux.

  • Almonds. They're full of protein while providing magnesium which provides sleep and muscle relaxation.

  • Milk. Milk is full of tryptophan which can make you sleep. Plus, it's a good source of calcium, which helps regulate the production of melatonin.

  • Cherries. They're one of the only natural sources of melatonin.

  • Tea. Green tea contains theanine, which helps promote sleep.

  • Oatmeal. Just one bowl provides plenty of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, silicon, and potassium—all sleep-promoting nutrients.

While consuming these foods avoid high fat meals, caffeine and alcohol which may have an opposite effect.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.