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5 Foods that Help You Sleep

Does anyone else have trouble sleeping after daylight savings and the changing of seasons? We’re firm believers that your diet can help with (almost) anything, so we sought out the best foods to help us get some quality shut-eye. The most important thing to note is that vitamin B6 is needed to make melatonin, which is a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness. If you’re having problems getting to sleep when the lights go out, you’ll want more foods that have vitamin B6 in your diet. There is also research linked to calcium deficiency making falling asleep difficult. Foods that are high in vitamin B6 include salmon, chickpeas, almonds, oats and bananas. Foods that are high in calcium include yogurt, milk and dark leafy greens. Watch the playlist above for 5 recipes including these 5 ingredients, and sleep well! Scroll down for more details.

1. Salmon

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