We're frequently told that what we eat is key to
leading a happy and healthy lifestyle, with breakfast one of the
most important meal of the day. Although breakfast is often
associated with a good diet, it might come as a shock to some that
it can help us sleep.
To help us get a good night's rest
we need a good balance of the hormones serotonin and melatonin in
our system. Our resident sleep expert, Dr Nerina, highlights eating
within 30 minutes of waking as one of her golden rules, to help
maintain this balance.
Many people who struggle to get out
of bed skip breakfast and become reliant on caffeine to get them
through the day. Eating breakfast within 30 minutes of waking sends
a message to the brain that there is adequate food in our
environment and creates the ideal internal chemistry for optimal
Dr Nerina suggests the ideal
breakfasts for good sleep include things like porridge topped with
nuts and seeds, eggs with wholemeal toast or natural yoghurt with
muesli and fruit.
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