12 Foods That Help You Fall (and Stay) Asleep!



Can’t sleep? Eat a banana, says nutritional biochemist Shawn Talbott. They’re high in potassium, which may calm restless legs and help prevent nighttime leg cramps.

Plus, bananas also provide magnesium, which helps relax muscles and nerves and promotes healthy circulation and digestion, according to Michael Breus, a clinical psychologist and author of “The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep.”

Peel and eat a banana or make a smoothie. Just cut it up and blend it with your favorite type of milk and ice.