Question: Does Cheese Make You Sleepy?

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Old wives’ tales suggest that warm milk can make you sleepy, but the truth is any dairy product can help.

Calcium (found in cheese, yogurt, milk, and these surprising sources) helps the brain use the tryptophan found in dairy to manufacture sleep-triggering melatonin.

Does cheese make you tired?

Does drinking milk make you sleepy? Yes and no. Protein foods such as milk and milk products contain the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan. Having warm milk at bedtime is a good way to work towards reaching the recommended number of servings of Milk and Alternatives each day, and can be a comforting way to unwind.

What foods make you sleepy?

Top 10 Foods That (Might) Help You Sleep

  • Poultry – Chicken or Turkey has tryptophan.
  • Fish – Vitamin B6 is abundant in fish, with salmon, tuna, and halibut having the most.
  • Yogurt – Calcium processes hormones that help you sleep which are tryptophan and melatonin.

Does tuna make you sleepy?

Most fish—and especially salmon, halibut and tuna—boast vitamin B6, which is needed to make melatonin (a sleep-inducing hormone triggered by darkness), according to an article published in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Does chicken make you sleepy?

Turkey: There’s a reason that you feel like hitting the hay after Thanksgiving dinner: Lean proteins like turkey, fish, chicken, and low-fat cheese are high in tryptophan, an amino acid that increases serotonin levels. Bananas: Potassium and magnesium in bananas are to blame for the sleepy feeling.