Rice. It seems so simple, right? It’s true that it can help you sleep because it aids the production of melatonin as well as tryptophan, an amino acid that can lull you to sleep. Furthermore, a recent study found that eating rice decreased the risk of poor sleep by 46%.
However, if you have this as a bedtime snack, reach for brown rice instead of white rice, since it’s a complex carbohydrate and won’t cause your blood sugar to spike.