I just watched a video featuring Dr. Oz and he recommended almonds an hour before bed http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/season-5-tip-better-sleep. They are sleep friendly and filled with magnesium – a muscle relaxant. Great news, but what does that mean for me? Should I continue with brazil nuts? Eat the Scottish Oatmeal or go with pumpkin seed powder? At this rate, I’m going to end up on TLC’s My 600 Pound Life, but at least I’ll be able to sleep.
Here is what my plan is, at least for the food induced coma that I’m hoping for:
-I’ll continue with eating 2-3 brazil nuts daily
-I’ll add the handful of almonds an hour before bed this week
-Next week, if I find I’m still not getting sleep, I’ll include the pumpkin seed powder mixed with apple sauce even though it will make me feel like a Gerber baby
Oatmeal is great for you, but not really my top choice as a bed time snack. Scottish Oatmeal is not easy to find either. I went to three different places and the closest I found was Irish Oatmeal. I’m not sure if it’s as good for sleep even though, they are pretty close to each other, at least on the map. If all of the combined nuttiness that I’ve outlined above doesn’t help, I’ll try the almonds in the morning as a snack and add the oatmeal at night.