Sleep Inducing Foods - Potassium Helps Sleep

                                     Sleep Inducing Foods:
               Study Shows Potassium Helps with Deeper Sleep

Here is a summary of a recent study published in the Journal *Sleep*.
The present study examines the effects of potassium supplementation on sleep quality as indicated by the use of a wrist monitor and sleep logs. The participants are normal young males eating a low-potassium diet. A placebo-controlled study compared one week of oral potassium chloride supplements to one week of identical placebo capsules.

The results: Potassium significantly increased Sleep Efficiency due to a reduction in Waking After Sleep Onset. Side effects were minimal and not significantly different between treatment conditions.  The results may indicate an improvement in sleep consolidation (less interruptions) with potassium supplementation.

Comments from Nutrition Breakthroughs: One of the best, highest sources of potassium is the banana, which contains 400 milligrams of potassium.  Eating a banana before bedtime may help reduce nighttime awakenings and provide better, deeper sleep.  A banana can also be eaten in the middle of the night to help you get back to sleep.

Here is a list of some high-potassium foods, courtesy of the Linus Pauling Institute:

1 medium           422 mg

Potato, baked with skin   
1 medium           926 mg

Prune juice                       
6 fluid ounces     528 mg

Plums, dried (prunes)     
1/2 cup                637 mg

Orange juice                    
6 fluid ounces     372 mg

1 medium           237 mg

Tomato juice                    
6 fluid ounces     417 mg

1 medium           292 mg

Spinach, cooked             
1/2 cup                420 mg

Sunflower seeds             
1 ounce              241 mg

1 ounce              200 mg

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