Best and worst foods for sleep

Published On: Nov 09 2012 08:45:14 AM PST   Updated On: Mar 08 2016 11:00:00 PM PST

With this week marking National Sleep Awareness Week, take a look at which foods you should be eating -- or avoiding -- in order to get a good night's rest.

Sleep Foods - Milk
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Milk (Best) -- Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, a precursor to the brain chemical serotonin. Although the topic is a controversial one, some people believe that tryptophan and serotonin might make it easier to sleep.

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