Tired and stressed? Join the club. As many as 40% of Americans report having symptoms of insomnia at some point within a given year, according to the National Sleep Foundation.
It doesn't matter whether your shut-eye is being hampered by a time change, a stressful job, or some other problem in your life, being tired sucks. And it can lead to serious health problems including heart disease and depression.
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But before you reach for the latest prescription drug, reach for your fork; revamping your diet can go a long way towards improving your sleep quality, provided you opt for foods rich in the right sleep-inducing ingredients. Below, nine foods that may be able to help you catch up on some much-needed sleep.