Adequate amount of sleep is considered very important for a healthy life. According to the UK’s National Health Services, everyone should get between seven and nine hours of sleep every day.
Several studies in the past have shown that insufficient sleep can lead to serious health problems such as anxiety, depression or insomnia.
As a solution to this problem, experts have identified some foods that can be helpful for sound sleep.
According to experts, there is a solution to insomnia in magnesium-rich pumpkin seeds. Magnesium is an important element that relaxes muscles and increases the release of melatonin hormones that help induce sleep.
Other sources of magnesium include sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, almonds and dried thyme (wild mint), he said.
Regarding the relationship between sleep and magnesium, the Sleep Foundation reports that magnesium is included in many supplements and natural products that help with sleep.
Researchers believe that magnesium calms our central nervous system and causes chemical reactions that promote sleepiness, the foundation added.
Along with magnesium, pumpkin seeds are also rich in the amino acid tryptophan, which is known to improve sleep quality and mood.