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Foods that Contain Melatonin

Eat Your Way Out of Sleeplessness with 7 Melatonin-Rich Foods

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Sleeplessness is tough to deal with. Although sleeping pills work in the short term, they can wreak havoc on your sleeping pattern when taken for prolonged amounts of time — leaving you worse off than when you started. Sleep issues like insomnia and fragmented sleep vary in severity, so if your lack of rest isn't serious enough to require medical or intervention, there are holistic ways to improve your chances of getting a better night's sleep.

One natural sleep aid that many turn to is melatonin. Despite melatonin being a natural sleep aid, taking too much of the supplement can have adverse effects. A great way to reap the sleep-regulating benefits of melatonin without overdoing it is by enriching your diet with foods that contain the compound for a safe top up. Read on for seven foods that should be on your menu if you're suffering from sleep issues.

  • Cherries
  • Bananas
  • Oats
  • Ginger
  • Tomatoes
  • Barley
  • Pineapples
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