How many of us have problems maintaining a good quality sleep, along with good sleep patterns? That could be a problem relating to stress, but could also be because our serotonin levels are lower than they should be.
In times of stress the body needs to produce more of it. We need to increase foods that contain the amino acid L-tryptophan, which boosts serotonin levels, reduce anxiety and bring about calm.
Foods include bananas, oats, dried dates, cottage cheese, turkey, fish chickpeas, sesame seeds and chocolate. Serotonin also comes in supplement form and is called 5-HTP.