Searching for the recipe for a good night’s sleep? It could be as simple as a glass of milk and a few handfuls of nuts.
Scientists in the US studied the diets and sleep patterns of more than 4,500 adults and concluded that certain minerals and acids are linked to a sound slumber.
And their report suggests that a late-night snack of Brazil nuts – which are packed with selenium and potassium – washed down with a calcium-rich glass of milk contains all the ingredients you need for a satisfying sleep.
Lead author Dr Michael Grandner of Pennsylvania University, said: ‘These findings suggest potentially natural and common-sense solutions to sleep problems.
‘Although there is still important work that needs to be done on cause-and-effect, there is a lot of research showing that non-medication approaches can be very helpful.
‘Even sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia can be very effectively treated.
‘The importance of diet is often overlooked when dealing with these sorts of problems.
‘Diet, sleep, physical activity, and other parts of a healthy lifestyle have an impact on many systems in the body and, ultimately, play a role in how we think, feel, and act.’
Researchers quizzed 4,548 adults on their health, diet, lifestyle and sleep.
Read the rest of the Daily Mail article on sleep pattern and diet here.