A warm glass of milk 15 minutes before bedtime is said to help people fall asleep at night. Milk contains tryptophan, which is the same ingredient that makes everyone sleepy after Thanksgiving dinner. The warmth of the milk also helps people relax.
Chamomile tea is known as a gentle sleep aid. While most teas contain caffeine, this one contains relaxants that helps you wind down before sleep.
Montgomery cherries are surprising sleep-inducers. They contain a decent amount of melatonin, which regulates the body’s sleep-awake cycles. Studies found that those who drink (real) cherry juice first thing in the morning and right before bed managed to sleep 39 minutes longer.