It’s best not to try and sleep on a full stomach – digestion speeds up your metabolism and it is likely to keep you awake .

Avoid sugar, caffeine and rich foods in the evenings if you want to sleep soundly. If you do need a late evening snack, however, try the following:

milk

Milk and Honey Drinking milk promotes the body’s production of serotonin, which can have a sedative effect.

Carbohydrates Carbohydrates such as jacket potatoes, whole-wheat pasta, oats, rice and wholegrain bread all contain ingredients that help to relieve stress.

Lettuce Steep a fresh organic lettuce in one pint of freshly boiled spring water and leave to stand off the heat for 10 minutes. Strain and then sip for one hour before going to bed.

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