What’s better than a sleeping pill?
A dinner high in fiber and low in fat. Fatty foods stimulate neurotransmitters called orexins, which keep us awake. Meanwhile, fiber takes longer to digest, so the nutrients are released more slowly into the bloodstream. And that helps our body wind down more easily at night. And according to the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, people who eat a high-fiber dinner fall asleep 12 minutes faster than average.