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Healthy Inside, Radiant Outside
Whilst no studies have examined its role in sleep specifically, turkey contains the amino acid tryptophan, which increases the production of the sleep-regulating hormone melatonin. The protein in turkey may also contribute to its ability to promote tiredness. There is evidence that consuming moderate amounts of protein before bed is associated with better sleep quality, including less waking up throughout the night.
More research is necessary to confirm turkey’s potential role in improving sleep.
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