8 Fruits that can help improve your sleep

Feb 13, 2024

By: Ayush Mehrotra

Cherries

Cherries are one of the few natural food sources of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles. Drinking tart cherry juice or consuming fresh cherries may help improve sleep quality and duration.

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Bananas

Bananas contain magnesium and potassium, which are natural muscle relaxants. They also contain tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin and then melatonin, promoting relaxation and sleepiness.

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Kiwi

Kiwi is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C and serotonin, which may help regulate sleep patterns. Some studies have shown that consuming kiwi before bedtime may improve sleep quality and duration.

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Oranges

Oranges and other citrus fruits are high in vitamin C, which may help reduce stress and promote relaxation. Additionally, they contain flavonoids that can have calming effects on the nervous system.

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Pineapple

Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that may help reduce inflammation and promote relaxation. Consuming pineapple before bedtime may help improve sleep quality.

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Apples

Apples are a good source of fiber and vitamin C. Eating an apple before bedtime may help stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing spikes and crashes that can disrupt sleep.

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Grapes

Grapes, especially red grapes, contain melatonin, as well as antioxidants such as resveratrol, which may help regulate sleep-wake cycles and improve overall sleep quality.

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Papaya

Papaya is rich in antioxidants, including vitamin C and beta-carotene, which may help reduce inflammation and promote relaxation, potentially improving sleep.

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