Thursday, February 15, 2007

Carbs May Help You Fall Asleep Faster, Study Shows Biggest Benefit Comes From Starchy Carbohydrates Eaten Four Hours Before Sleep - CBS News

Carbs May Help You Fall Asleep Faster, Study Shows Biggest Benefit Comes From Starchy Carbohydrates Eaten Four Hours Before Sleep - CBS News

(WebMD) To fall asleep faster, you might want to consider eating starchy carbohydrates before bedtime.

That's according to an Australian study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Carbs that quickly raise blood sugar (those with a high glycemic index) may hasten sleep, especially when eaten four hours before bedtime, the researchers report. Such carbs may boost tryptophan and serotonin, two brain chemicals involved in sleep, the study suggests.

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