You can not say that insomnia is a direct cause at the time of weight gain, but arguably conspire can reach when you want to lose weight. It is that the messy times, a bad break and a diet that does not maintain certain parameters does nothing. In this article by Cynthia Rodríguez Caballero you can find some tips to avoid this problem by feeding.
Sleep hours are a really important part of the day and that condition our diurnal activity, humor and energy. They are known many pills, tranquilizers, herbal teas and remedies, but we all know that the most effective remedies can cause addiction (something that pushes us to reject) and natural remedies are usually really soft, with no noticeable effects to the sleep problem.
Today, the most valuable complement to get a restful sleep (although there are still many studies carried out) is melatonin.
Melatonin is a hormone that our body produces naturally from tryptophan we ingest in our diets. It is best to follow these tricks to increase the production of melatonin naturally through diet and lifestyle:
Organize a schedule for your day: Try to make a specific time for each of the 5 meals a day, as well as a prudent time to go to bed. Organize your day will help bring a more comfortable and orderly pace.
Glimmer: There are many people sleep better if reconciled before going to bed a few minutes relaxing are taken watching TV, reading a book or listening to some relaxing music. There is no harm in continuing this habit if you really relaxes us, but it is very important that takes place with a very soft light (near darkness) as melatonin which is the hormone that will help us to sleep not manufactured during daylight hours.
Increase tryptophan in the diet means increasing serotonin and melatonin in the blood: Foods rich in this amino acid are ideal for a restful sleep and appear in foods naturally.
Some foods that will help us to sleep are:
Fish, eggs and dairy (milk or yoghurt)
Some fruits (pineapple, avocado, cherry or banana)
Some nuts and seeds (such as almonds, mustard and sunflower seeds)
Soya among other legumes
Goji berries (found in health food stores)
Spices such as coriander, cardamom and fennel.
If performing these simple tips for about a month do not notice an improvement in your insomnia, we recommend that you go to your doctor to suggest the possibility to start taking melatonin or tryptophan in supplement form. medical supervision to the usual taking any dietary supplement is recommended, even natural as in this case.
Do not forget to eat on time is very important for weight loss, as noted in recent research. Having a food order and lead a life with certain parameters is essential. For this reason, insomnia, the farther the better.