Study: Food Choices Affect Sleep

Created: 11/02/2012 8:12 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Are you having trouble sleeping? The food you eat could help solve that problem.

Dieticians say certain foods promote sleep. Bananas, whole grain cereal, and skim milk all have nutrients that increase production of serotonin, which helps regulate sleep.

If you don’t like those options, you can also try seafood like clams, oysters and mussels. Another trick is to eat at about the same time every night.

Tara Harwood of Cleveland Clinic recommends eating your bedtime snack about 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime to feel its effects.