Banana & warm milk for light sleepers?

by Barb Aisenbrey
(Ethan, SD)

QUESTION: Why a banana and warm milk for the light sleeper?

ANSWER: Hi Barb, Banana and milk are listed in the "light sleeper" gift basket because both contain an amino acid called tryptophan that causes sleepiness. When tryptophan reaches the brain, it converts first to serotonin and then to melatonin - this is the hormone that induces and maintains sleep. This way your light sleeper recipient will have an easier time dozing off :)...

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