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How to Eat and Drink Your Way to Better Sleep

As Terry Cralle, RN, certified clinical sleep educator and Saatva sleep consultant, has told us: “Food and sleep are intimately connected.” What you eat strongly affects how well you sleep. Some foods—like donuts and bacon cheeseburgers—can seriously mess with your ability to catch Z’s, while others—like spinach and bananas—can help you drift off more easily.

To help you get better shut-eye, we’re explaining exactly how to eat and drink for better sleep. Read our articles below to find out which foods are best for sleep and what to avoid. Have a question you don’t see addressed here? Send us an email at sleepenlightened@saatva.com.

Christina Heiser is the content manager at Saatva. She has held previous positions at Everyday Health, Women's Health, and L'Oréal. When she's not working, you can find Christina checking out the latest boutique fitness classes in New York City, cheering on her college basketball team (go Red Storm!), and trying new beauty and wellness trends.