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Not only does a full night of sleep leave us happier and with more energy in the morning, but also the better the sleep the healthier we will be. Lack of sleep can be a sign of more serious health problems. Luckily, overcoming insomnia can be possible by making changes to your diet. By increasing your consumption of the following fruits, vegetables and herbs you should start being able to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed.

20506532_sTart Cherry Juice and Raw Cherries:

Although not a common breakfast beverage, drinking cherry juice in the morning has been shown to aid in sleeping. Cherries contain large amounts of melatonin that can help relieve insomnia. A powerful hormone, melatonin helps to regulate the body’s sleep and energy cycles. Individuals lacking enough melatonin will suffer from being constantly tired and not being able to get a full night’s of sleep. Additionally, try eating cherries raw to receive the same benefits as the juice.

 

7720169_sSweet Potatoes:

In addition to containing high numbers of complex proteins that promote healthy sleep sweet potatoes also have large amounts of potassium. Potassium works to relax the muscles and induce healthy sleep. Consuming a sweet potato on a daily basis has been shown to lead to better sleep. It is important to note that the majority of nutrients are found in the skin of the potato. Therefore, eating both the skin and the filling is imperative to receive all the benefits of the sweet potato.