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How to get to sleep: Consume this 49p fruit before bed to fall asleep fast and longer

Sleep deprivation can seem like small fry when compared to the many ways your health can deteriorate. It is foolish to downplay sleep loss because many of the chronic conditions that seem to eclipse it can be caused by not getting enough sleep. As the NHS explains, regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy.

Pineapples are loaded with melatonin and the effects of which have been observed.

In one study, researchers found that levels of a melatonin marker were raised by more than 266 percent after eating pineapples.

The same effects, albeit to a lesser degree were seen in other melatonin-rich fruits.

The study observed a 180 percent increase in melatonin after eating bananas and a 47 percent increase after eating oranges.

These foods include citrus fruits, chocolate, fatty and fried foods, garlic, onions, spicy foods, and tomato-based foods.

Other tips to reset the body clock

A simple tip that is often overlooked is to keep regular sleeping hours.

As the NHS explains, this programmes the brain and internal body clock to get used to a set routine.

“Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep every night. By working out what time you need to wake up, you can set a regular bedtime schedule,” it says.


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