Dietitians say these 9 foods can help you fall and stay asleep.

 Maggie G. Lyon, R.D., C.D.N., a hospitality and tourism management practitioner in residence at the University of New Haven, says eating food is like gas. 

Cherries Coe calls tart cherry juice “a natural source of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep-wake cycles,” like the viral sleepy lady mocktail and research.

Seeds and nuts Almonds, cashews, and pumpkin seeds contain magnesium, adds Coe. 

Coe adds that healthy fats in nuts and seeds can help regulate blood sugar at night and reduce stomach aches. 

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Turkey Turkey is always blamed for Thanksgiving afternoon naps, therefore it's on this list. 

 Instead, the National Sleep Foundation blames turkey and carbohydrate- and protein-rich foods for the post-holiday meal slump. 

Dairy A warm glass of milk may help you sleep. Coe believes tryptophan in dairy boosts brain serotonin and relaxes. Unlike other proteins, casein in dairy digests slowly. 

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