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7 Diet Changes You Can Make Now to Sleep Better Tonight

From meditation and melatonin supplements to limiting your caffeine consumption and just plain counting sheep, you'll try just about anything to get a good night's sleep. But what you may not realize is that the secret to getting enough rest lies in what you eat—and in some cases, when you eat it. In fact, research has repeatedly shown that your diet and sleep quality are linked, meaning your diet changes can help you sleep. And vice versa—your sleep quality can impact your food choices. "Sleep is incredibly important for helping to regulate hormones such as leptin and ghrelin—which influence appetite," says Lauren Harris-Pincus, MS, RDN, founder of NutritionStarringYOU.com and author of The Protein-Packed Breakfast Club . "We sometimes create a vicious cycle by not fueling our bodies properly, which makes us feel fatigued and leads to eating later in the day, which can then affect our sleep quality—and the cycle continues." It's not just the foods