What to Eat to Overcome Insomnia

March 21, 2023

The beauty of your body and face, among other things, also requires the right sleep regimen, which, in turn, is influenced by the choice of food. Melatonin is a sleep hormone responsible for sleep but it cannot be produced by the body without the amino acid tryptophan, which you get from food.


Melatonin is produced at night time, between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., which is why it is called a ‘sleep hormone’. Melatonin is responsible for the quality of sleep, body pressure and temperature, normal functioning of the nervous system, as well as being a powerful immunostimulant, providing reliable protection of the body from bacteria, viruses and slowing down the aging process. The Fashiongton Post today will tell you what foods contain melatonin and tryptophan, and how to make up for the lack of melatonin.


What foods contain melatonin

Animal products:

  • eggs;
  • fish (herring, pink salmon) and seafood;
  • meat;
  • milk;
  • hard cheese.


Herbal products:

  • nuts (almonds, walnuts, pine nuts, cashews);
  • cereals (corn, rice, buckwheat);
  • vegetable oil (peanut, corn);
  • honey;
  • green tea;
  • mint.

Vegetables, fruits and berries containing melatonin:

  • kiwi;
  • grape;
  • pineapple;
  • cherry;
  • banana;
  • strawberry;
  • broccoli;
  • olives.

For normal sleep, you need 30-35 micrograms of melatonin per day. If you can’t fall asleep, don’t grab a sleeping pill, but try eating one of the foods from our list, 30-60 minutes before bed, and it will dramatically reduce the time it takes you to fall asleep!