As we get older, sleep can become more elusive. The National Institutes of Health says aging may cause some to have a harder time falling asleep and that you awaken more often, so less time is spent in a deep, dreamless sleep.
What can you do? A little research never hurt.
A new book from David Grotto, a registered dietician, The Best Things You Can Eat (Da Capo Press, $15.99), offers several natural ways to promote better sleep, highlighting foods that can aid in duration and quality.
Here are Grotto’s suggestions about what you can eat that promotes better sleep, as supported by research:TART CHERRY JUICE:
Grotto also mentions a few things that may be preventing you from catching the Zs you so desperately want and need:STAYING UP LATE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO: EATING LARGE: BEING OVERWEIGHT: