Before you reach for the chips or ice cream, consider one of these options instead, recommended by Cooking Light magazine:

Whole Grain Toast and Hummus

Hummus is rich in vitamin B, which helps metabolize carbohydrates, protein and fats. The fiber in whole grain bread will help you sleep better thanks to the magnesium in wheat flour.

Cottage Cheese and Cherries

The protein in cottage cheese can help your muscles repair themselves while you sleep and boost your metabolism. Cherries have natural melatonin to help regulate your sleep cycle.

Banana With Peanut Butter

Bananas are a fast-digesting carb and rich in magnesium to subdue stress hormones. The carbs will also help release sleep-promoting insulin.

Plain Greek Yogurt With Blueberries

The calcium in the yogurt will help your body create melatonin for a better night’s sleep. The antioxidants in blueberries will help lower overall physical stress.

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