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If you are having a hard time falling asleep or waking up feeling not rested properly, maybe it is time you did a few changes in your diet. There are number of different food items out there that packed with essential components like melatonin, magnesium, potassium, vitamins and other nutrients that help you sleep. To make it easier for you to draw out a new diet filled with sleep inducing foods, we are going to list the top 15 most beneficial food items, that help you sleep better.

01. Sweet potato

This sweet and starchy root vegetable is a great source of fibers and carbohydrates and is rich in minerals like potassium, magnesium and calcium. It also helps in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate several bodily functions including the sleep-wake cycle. Eating a meal of sweet potato before bedtime can facilitate the production of melatonin, the natural sleep hormone produced in the body’s pineal gland.

02. Eggs

Eggs are not only the ultimate source of protein but are also rich in tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid that helps in the production of serotonin. Eggs whites are considered rich in melatonin and hence can be had in the night regularly.

03. Warm milk

Though there is no substantial research to prove that milk helps you sleep but it does contain a number of beneficial properties that makes it the perfect…

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On Saturday, August 08, 2020, at approximately 2045 hours, police responded to a 911 call for a male shot in the vicinity of E. 165 Street and Prospect Avenue, in the confines of the 42nd Precinct in the Bronx.

Upon arrival, Police discover an unconscious and unresponsive 36-year-old male individual, lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

EMS responded and transported the victim to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased at 2355 hours.

Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.

Victim:

Curtis Holley
601 W. 142nd Street
Manhattan, NY 10031

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