Long summer days often translate to short summer nights. Make the most of the rest you do get by eating a wide range of nutrients. One recent study found that people with the most varied diets tend to be the best sleepers, while those who didn’t sleep as well had diets low in carbohydrates and lycopene, a nutrient found in red and orange foods such as tomatoes and carrots. For additional nighttime support, work these three sleep-boosting foods into your day. 

 
Cherry Juice
 

TART CHERRY JUICE

Numerous studies have shown that drinking two glasses of tart cherry juice per day may raise sleep quality and quantity.
Sleep enhancers: antioxidants, melatonin


  
 

KIWI

Researchers in Taiwan found that study participants who ate two kiwifruit one hour before bedtime fell asleep faster and stayed asleep longer than those who didn’t.
Sleep enhancers: antioxidants, serotoninKiwi fruit
  
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FISH

Tuna, salmon and halibut pack high doses of omega-3 fatty acids and B-complex vitamins, both of which help produce brain chemicals, such as tryptophan and melatonin, that encourage sleep. Aim for at least two 4-ounce servings per week.
Sleep enhancers: omega-3s, B vitamins
 
 
 

FISH

Tuna, salmon and halibut pack high doses of
omega-3 fatty acids and B-complex vitamins, both
of which help produce brain chemicals, such as
tryptophan and melatonin, that encourage sleep.
Aim for at least two 4-ounce servings per week.
Sleep enhancers:
omega-3s, B vitamins


 
KIWI
Researchers in Taiwan
found that study
participants who ate two
kiwifruit one hour before
bedtime fell asleep faster
and stayed asleep longer
than those who didn’t.
Sleep enhancers:
antioxidants, serotonin
TART CHERRY JUICE
Numerous studies
have shown that
drinking two glasses
of tart cherry juice per
day may raise sleep
quality and quantity.
Sleep enhancers:
antioxidants,
TART CHERRY JUICE
Numerous studies have shown that drinking two glasses of tart cherry juice per day may raise sleep quality and quantity. Sleep enhancers:antioxidants, melatoninmelatonin