Everyone experiences occasional sleeping problem.
This rate is especially high among college students. A study showed that there are about 81% of students who experienced insomnia. It is obvious school work loads and social events affect our sleeping schedule.
Lack of sleep can cause many health issues both physical and mental, and obesity which is something you don’t want to have while attending school.
Each student has their own method of getting a good night sleep, some of the popular methods are: sleeping pills, alcohol, marijuana, and food.
However, these methods have their own side effects which are why it is not a good solution to the sleeping problem.
But not to worry, there is plethora of other healthy alternative solutions to fix your insomnia.
Lettuce has been used for its hypnotic properties back in ancient Egypt. Even now, people use lettuce for its sedative substance in the pharmacological fields.
For instance, there is a study done regarding the soft gelatin capsule containing purified lettuce oil, which is marketed in Egypt. The lettuce oil capsule contains oleic acid, stearic acid, palmitic acid, myristic acid, cispalmitoleic, and other small amount of chemicals. To simplify, it contains the basic chemicals for milky white plastic which has a calming and sedation effect on consumers. In conclusion, the study found that lettuce oil was found to be useful sleeping aid and may be used in a hazard-free line of treatment.
Almond is the seed of a species of tree native to Asia. We can easily find them in a store, packed in a small plastic bag.
This easily obtainable food is full of protein and magnesium. Protein helps us relax while sleeping due to its nature to fight acid reflux that causes heartburn during night. Magnesium promotes sleep and muscle relaxation that aids us to stay in bed at night.
Other than lettuce and almond, there are many other options such as; honey, walnut, cheese, and milk. All these “healthy” choices of food give us the same or better effect of possibly hazardous sleeping pills.
Next time when you can’t sleep, try this!
By Jeamin Yoon
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