Sleep Snacks

Foods can have a profound effect on your children being ability to concentrate during the day & sleep well at night also how long it takes them to fall asleep & how long they stay asleep.

There are foods that can raise anxiety levels and there are foods that have a calming effect. “Eating the right foods will have an effect on whether your child is able to sleep or not.”

Omega-3

Try to give your child food rich in omega-3 (essential fatty acids), such as oily fish including salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines.

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Magnesium

Magnesium is a calming mineral that supports sleep. You can boost your intake by eating dark green leafy vegetables, nuts and seeds, beans, lentils, chickpeas and wholegrains.

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Calcium

Try to give your child food rich in omega-3 (essential fatty acids), such as oily fish including salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines.

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B6-rich food

In order to produce serotonin and melatonin, our body needs B6. B6 is present in lentils, oily fish, walnuts and lean protein such as chicken or turkey.

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Tryptophan-rich food

Tryptophan is an amino acid which converts to serotonin to keep you calm and help you sleep. Eating tryptophan-rich foods helps to improve sleep, for example chicken, eggs, nuts.

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What to avoid?

Sweets, sugary drinks, and foods containing caffeine; for example chocolate, black tea, iced teas, green tea, cola drinks, energy drinks and energy bars. 

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