Insomnia is our nation's silent health crisis. Almost half of all adults report having difficulty sleeping, but less than 10 percent discuss the issue with their doctor.


Inability to sleep or to sleep through the night

Root Causes

  • Aging
  • Sugar
  • Pain
  • Alcohol
  • Lack of exercise
  • Indigestion
  • Stress
  • Anxiety

Food to avoid

The first rule for insomnia is to monitor caffeine intake strenuously. Do not have any products containing caffeine such as coffee, black tea, or chcolate for eight hours before you go to sleep.


At dinner, eat foods that are high in tryptophan, a chemical that stimulate serotonin which in turn helps you sleep.Turkey, chicken, tuna, soy products, live unsweetened yogurt, and whole grains cracker are all good low-sugar sources.