The Best Bedtime Bites

Turn To These Options To Satisfy Your Child Before Sleep

Sometimes, you just need a snack after dinner and before bed. If you have a young one who is restless and needs a bite to settle an anxious tummy, or just wants to have a sweet tooth satisfied before he or she is willing to snuggle in for the night, it is important to know which foods will be best. Since it is National Nutrition Month, it is a great time to turn our attention to the right options for nourishing and calming the body. To help your child get a good night’s rest, we offer this list of the best foods to eat before bed.

  • Milk: A warm glass of milk is not just a favorite nighttime treat from days gone by; it could also help prepare your brain for sleep. Milk contains tryptophan, which helps your brain create serotonin. Serotonin has been linked to increased ease in drifting off to sleep.
  • Cherries: This fruit is one of the only foods in which melatonin naturally occurs. If you want to work melatonin into your child’s nighttime routine, offer a handful of cherries before bed.
  • Bananas: Peel a banana to reveal a sleep superfood. Not only do bananas contain carbs that can help you feel more tired, they also have potassium and magnesium, both of which help your muscles relax.
  • Sweet Potatoes: Similarly, sweet potatoes also contain complex carbohydrates and potassium, making them a great option for a before-bed snack.

After a perfect evening bite, you can add in an all-natural sleep aid to ensure that your son or daughter gets a great night of sleep. To learn more about our sleep aids and calming room sprays, contact Creekside Natural Therapeutics in Batavia.