Whether you eat them straight up or prefer almond butter, almonds are an excellent late night (or all day) snack. Almonds contain tryptophan and magnesium, both of which help relax your muscles as you start winding down for the evening. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps your body create serotonin while magnesium calms down inflammation.
We all know walnuts are a great source of protein, but they can also aid your body in getting some much-needed sleep since they contain tryptophan. Eat them as is or maybe treat yourself to a homemade banana walnut muffin.
Speaking of bananas, this favorite fruit has lots of potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, and tryptophan. Add some bananas, walnuts, almonds, and cinnamon to your oatmeal and you might just pass out!
Tart cherries are a natural source of melatonin and are easy on your digestive system. Keep in mind that maraschino cherries do not have the same effect.
Did you know that kiwis contain serotonin? Not only can they help you get some zzz's, but like cherries, they’re easy to digest. Bonus: they’re also packed with Vitamin C.