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Your Guide to Being Well and Staying Healthy
To provide you greater insight into your health, we are pleased to provide you free access to comprehensive, yet concise information on a variety of health conditions, diseases and injuries. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your personal physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment, or with questions regarding a medical condition.
In addition to our own Health Library below, "on demand expertise" is also available from the world class doctors, and our clinical partners at Tufts Medical Center and at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Click here to visit Tufts Medical Center's video and healthcast library, and click here for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center's video library.
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Health Tip of the Day

Nutrition for a Restful Sleep

What you eat can help or hinder your sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The following tips can help you get a good night's rest.

  •     DO drink warm milk before bed. Milk contains tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes sleep.

  •     DO eat a large breakfast, medium-sized lunch and small dinner. Digesting a big dinner can prevent you from resting comfortably.

  •     DO include carbohydrates on your dinner plate. Carbohydrates help your body produce serotonin, a sleep-inducing hormone.

  •     DO try these late-night, sleep-friendly snacks: 1 cup of skim milk with 2 graham crackers or a banana smoothie made with 1 cup skim milk, vanilla yogurt and a banana.

  •     DON'T drink caffeinated coffee, tea and sodas after 3 p.m.

  •     DON'T use alcohol as a sleep aid -- it causes restless sleep.