10 foods that make you sleepy at workBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-foods-that-make-you-sleepy-at-work
We've all experienced that fleeting urge to take a nap after dinner. As it turned out, it is not the love of sleep and not the hard workdays that contribute to this, but some types of products.
Pictolic has collected 10 products that will not knock you off your feet but will make you yawn at work. And if you're reading this post at work and want to sleep, remember what you ate.
1. Dairy products.
Any dairy products can cause drowsiness, but hard cheese, which contains a large amount of calcium, has the most sleep. A cheese sandwich will result in a stronger effect as carbohydrates will activate tryptophan function.
2. Helba oil.
Or heels. The product is not that often found in the diet, but very popular. In addition to the sedative effect, helba oil improves appetite and stimulates potency.
The nut is rich in tryptophan, the sleep hormone. But besides this, almonds contain magnesium, which reduces muscle tension. It is magnesium that is prescribed for pregnant women with cramps in their calves. One way or another, these nuts will make you sleepy.
Bananas have tryptophan, just like almonds, but they also have sugar magnesium, and potassium, which speeds up the transport of the sleep hormone to your brain and you are already yawning.
Walnuts are not as rich in tryptophan as almonds, but they are high in melatonin, which also causes drowsiness.
Cherries are quite rich in melatonin, but a handful of berries during a snack will not knock you off your feet, but cherry juice may well do it.
7. Chamomile tea
Chamomile contains glycine. Yes, exactly the one that is sold in the pharmacy. Glycine has a calming and slightly hypnotic effect. And chamomile is an excellent antiviral and anti-inflammatory. But you don’t need to drink chamomile tea at work.
8. Pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan, magnesium, and zinc, which makes you relaxed and calm.
9. White rice
White rice has a high glycemic index and after eating a serving of rice porridge you will want to sleep after about 3-4 hours.
10. Oily fish.
The omega acids in fatty fish such as tuna or salmon increase the production of melatonin, the principle of which you already know.