Turkey, not just for Thanksgiving anymore! The reason behind your epic after-Thanksgiving nap is also the secret to helping you sleep better. Tryptophan, an amino acid found in turkey, is known to help calm you down and naturally get you to sleep.
Not feeling the meat munchies? Try roasted pumpkin seeds (although be careful which kind you buy, as many cheap brands are roasted in rancid oils and soaked in salt).
Banana "Soft Serve"
Frozen bananas turn into an ice-cream like confection with proper blending technique. The trick is to keep blending for several minutes. At first they'll just look slimy, but then air works its magic and they morph into a creamy, light treat. Add a handful of chopped peanuts for some belly-filling fat and that sweet-and-salty flavor you crave.
All the potassium in this treat will not only help you fall asleep faster but can prevent those awful charlie horses that wake you up.
Don't knock these baked veggie snacks until you've tried them. They're surprisingly delicious! And the hefty dose of vitamin K helps repair and build muscles while you sleep. Simply chop up a bunch of kale, toss with olive oil and sea salt, and bake at 350 degrees until crispy.