1. Magnesium Rich Foods
Magnesium is not only an essential nutrient for a balanced diet, but it also plays a critical role in sleep. Magnesium plays this role by supporting the development of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps control healthy sleep. Low levels of magnesium can disrupt this process and lead to insomnia.
Foods rich in magnesium include tofu, many leafy greens, bananas, beans, many nuts and especially pistachios, dark chocolate, and avocados. Try adding banana to your breakfast oatmeal, some pistachios to your lunch salad, and avocados as a garnish on your evening meal to eat magnesium throughout the day.