What is it about food that can induce sleep? Tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid necessary for normal growth in infants and for balancing nitrogen in adults. It’s an essential amino acid, meaning your body cannot produce it naturally; you must get it from your diet.
The body uses tryptophan to help produce seratonin, which is key to producing quality sleep and a stable mood.
Tryptophan can be found in:
- Peanut butter
- Pumpkin seeds
- Sesame seeds
In this video, Sloan Luckie shares how to easily incorporate these foods into your daily diet.