Whether your dinner just didn’t cut it, or you have a serious case of the late night munchies and you’re snacking on all the bad foods… you could be ruining your Zzz’s. Late night snacking can be the root of sleep disturbances, so we’ve rounded up a few of these super healthy, protein-packed snacks for the perfect snooze:

Milk

It’s something your mum drilled into you as a child – milk is packed full of the good stuff. Milk is loaded with the amino acid, tryptophan, which helps your body produce melatonin, giving you a better sleep.

Bananas

Full of protein, potassium and low in calories, bananas make the perfect bedtime snack. The magnesium helps to relax your muscles and hormones, bringing on the sweetest slumber. Try with some delicious peanut butter. Talk about guilt-free snacking!

Cereal

Wholegrain cereal with milk equals a good winding down treat.

Be sure to avoid the sugary stuff before bedtime, though.

Nuts

Snack on a few mixed nuts when you’ve got the late night munchies or add to a delicious salad for some extra crunch with your evening meal. You’ll be drifting off to dreamland in no time.

Cherries

Not only are they delicious, cherries naturally increase your melatonin levels and so help to regulate your sleep cycle.

Herbal tea

Whether you’re a green tea lover or prefer a chamomile, caffeine-free tea is a perfect cleansing treat. Make tea a part of your sleep routine as you wind down in the evenings and soon you’ll be effortlessly nodding off to a restful sleep.

Stick to these healthy, low calorie snacks and you’ll be dreaming sweetly in no time!

Sleep well, live well.