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Can certain foods help me sleep?

Some people may find that eating certain foods will help them feel better overall, and sleep better too. A good diet may also help your toddler or preschool child sleep better.  Although everyone is different, it is certainly worth a try! Please take medical advice if you have any concerns or any particular health requirements.

Sleepy foods include:

Dark leafy vegetables such as broccoli or spinach. These are source of folate, magnesium, and many other key nutrients.

Nuts (we love walnuts as a quick snack, but other nuts are also great). These provide slow release energy, magnesium and other nutrients.

Read more sleepy food advice here.

Foods to avoid:

Everyone says it, but it’s probably because it’s true. Try to avoid caffeine, sugar and chocolate (which has hidden caffeine and sugar). If you’re sceptical, try it for a week and see how you feel. You might be surprised!