List of Natural Sleep Inducing Foods…

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Most of us feel sleepy after having a good meal. A heavy lunch and a boring class are sufficient to fall asleep for hours.

Some food items have a natural sedative, “L-tryptophan”, which is an amino acid induces drowsiness and make us feel sleepy. Below are the list of foods having “L-tryptophan”,


Onions are rich in L-tryptophan, which is an amino acid that is a natural sedative. Eating onions cannot only help a person fall asleep at night but can also help keep that same person at rest throughout the night.



Bananas have magnesium and potassium along with L-tryptophan, which work to relax muscles and induce sleep.


Chamomile Tea:

Another popular sleep aid is Chamomile tea. Drinking a few cups of Chamomile tea before bed can help combat insomnia.

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Not only sleep, Chamomile Tea has a ton of health benefits which take an entire post separately.

Other L-tryptophan foods include,

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Avocados
  • Pineapples
  • Peaches
  • Spinach
  • Mustard greens
  • Asparagus
  • Eggplant
  • Winter squash
  • Green peas
  • Kelp
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumber
  • Mung beans
  • Soybeans
  • Lima beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Kidney beans
  • Walnuts

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