6 Snacks to Attack Insomnia

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To help make sleep happen, eat one of these handy snacks about an hour before bedtime. From The Mind-Beauty Connection by Dr. Amy Wechsler

Snacks to Attack Insomnia
Trip up your wakefulness and doze off with these handy bedtime snacks (stay within 200 calories and eat about an hour before bedtime):

  • The classic PB&J (go easy on the PB, and try it on a rice cake); top off with a glass of low-fat or skim milk.
  • A banana with one teaspoon nut butter of your choice.
  • A small bowl of whole grain cereal with low-fat or skim milk.
  • Fruit and cottage cheese.
  • Whole grain crackers and goat cheese.
  • A homemade oatmeal raisin cookie with low-fat or skim milk.

Amy Wechsler, M.D., is a dermatologist and a psychiatrist, one of only two doctors in the country who are board-certified in both specialties. She also is the author of The Mind-Beauty Connection: 9 Days to Reverse Stress Aging and Reveal More Youthful, Beautiful Skin (Copyright © 2008 by RealAge Corporation). Evidence of the mind-beauty connection walks into her office every day: “Premature aging and adult acne are the two most common skin problems I see, and stress and exhaustion are often at the bottom of both,” she says. Dr. Wechsler practices in New York City, where she lives with her husband and two kids. She is a member of the RealAge Scientific Advisory Board.




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