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10. Chamomile tea

10. Chamomile tea
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Steeping a cup of stress-busting chamomile tea will help you sleep.

According to researchers, drinking the tea is associated with an increase of glycine, a chemical that relaxes nerves and muscles and acts as a mild sedative.

11. Passionfruit Tea

11. Passionfruit Tea
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An Australian study found that drinking a cup of passionfruit tea one hour before bed helped people sleep more soundly.

Researchers believe that Harman alkaloids – chemicals found in high levels in the flower – act on your nervous system to make you tired.

12. Honey

12. Honey
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The natural sugar found in honey slightly raises insulin and allows tryptophan to enter the brain more easily, according to nutritionist Lindsey Duncan on DrOz.com.

A spoonful before bed or mixed with chamomile tea could give you a more restful sleep.

13. Kale

13. Kale
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Green leafy vegetables like kale are loaded with calcium, which helps the brain use tryptophan to manufacture melatonin.

Spinach and mustard greens are other good options.

14. Shrimp and Lobster

14. Shrimp and Lobster
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Another good source of tryptophan, crustaceans like shrimp (which is one of 13 superfoods every woman should eat) or lobster may bring on an easier sleep.

15. Hummus

15. Hummus
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Chickpeas are also a good source of tryptophan, so a light lunch of hummus and whole-grain crackers (to help the tryptophan reach the brain), could be a good way to head into an afternoon nap.

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16. Elk

16. Elk
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This game meat has nearly twice more tryptophan than turkey breast, meaning you’re much more likely to nod off after eating it, especially with a side of carbohydrates to help the tryptophan reach the brain.

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Source: RD.com

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