Recommendations from Junelle for a Good Night’s Sleep

Guests often ask our Registered Dietitian Junelle Lupiani what they should eat or drink before bed to help with sleep. Her recommendation is not warm milk… it’s something you might not have expected.


A cup of hot valerian root tea. The herb valerian has been used for centuries to help ready us for bedtime.


400 mg tablet of magnesium. Magnesium, an essential element needed for proper function of the nervous, muscular and cardiovascular system helps relax mind and body, especially our tired muscles.

The combination of these two bedtime rituals is the best recipe to help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. Creating a routine that you can stick to each night will also help ready your body and mind for healthy sleep. (And it goes without saying that you should stay away from greasy or heavy food before bed too!)

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1 comment

  1. I have been taking Mg at bedtime for over a year and still have issues with sleep. I have recently added valarian root in water at bedtime. I still wake up every two hours but usually can get back to sleep for another two hours. At 62 years of age, I have almost resigned myself to the fact that over 4 hours of continuous slumber is a thing of the past.

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