Foods To Help You Sleep On the Eve of a Marathon

Its hard to get sleep on the eve of a marathon, its either the thought of beating your personal best or not finishing the marathon that denies a runner some descent sleep. I remember the night on the eve of my first marathon, I spent more time checking my watch than sleeping.

Food to beat Insomnia: Tryptopha

An article on Yahoo Health claims Tryptophan is the secret food to help you sleep.

Tryptophan, is an amino acid component of many plant and animal proteins. Its one of the natural sedatives.

According to Joy Bauer the nutritionist who wrote the article,

“Tryptophan is one of the ingredients necessary for the body to make serotonin, the neurotransmitter best known for creating feelings of calm, and for making you sleepy.”

Biggest Cause of Insomnia: Worry And Excitement

When I used to suffer from Insomnia I read so many ideas on how to fall asleep, some were clever others weird. None of the ideas that I tried worked. What worked was when I stopped worrying and being too excited, two causes of Insomnia.

No amount of food or pills can take away your worries and excitement but if you want a quick fix, read Joy’s article on foods to eat that contain tryptophan, to help you sleep.

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