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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 50-70 million American adults experience some type of sleep disorder. Luckily, some dietary changes can help improve your ability to fall asleep, stay asleep and sleep soundly. Lori Lovitz, DO, Sleep Neurologist at NorthShore, explains that our diet not only fuels our body, but it can also help our sleep.
For a sound sleep, Dr. Lovitz recommends modeling your meals to look something like this:
In addition to a balanced diet, it’s important to also practice good sleep hygiene.