Artichoke, Leek, and Onion May Help Improve Your Sleep

A new study, published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, discovered that such popular vegetables as onions, leeks, and artichokes help humans to relax and have a better sleep at night. These plants are high in prebiotics and fiber.leek helps to sleep

For the study, a team of scientists fed 3-week-old male rats a diet of either standard chow or chow with prebiotics. The rats that consumed prebiotics spent more time in rapid-eye-movement sleep.

The researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder that executed the study say: “It is possible that a diet rich in prebiotics started in early life could help improve sleep, support the gut microbiota and promote optimal brain/psychological health.”

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Midday Nap Highly Efficient

Nowadays, many people do not get enough of sleep, and that makes them feel moody and tired throughout the day. Instead of taking a big cup of coffee or an energy drink, try to have a midday nap. It’ll boost your mood, memory, and energy.midday nap

And here are 5 ways to make your nap as effective as possible:

  1. Set an alarm clock.
  2. Try holding a pencil while getting a nap. When it falls, it’s time to wake up.
  3. Find a dark, cool, and quiet place to sleep.
  4. Have a cup of coffee right before the nap, as coffee will start working only after your wake up.
  5. Early afternoon is the best time for a nap.

More information about this you can find here.