Natural Edible Sleep Aides To Help Your TKR

Hi everyone. As we all know, sleeping is difficult while recuperating from a total knee replacement. Did you know that you can use some natural edible sleep aides to help your tkr recuperation?

Once the extreme pain lessens, foods can actually be used as natural edible sleep aides to help with your tkr recuperation. They can make a difference. They did – and still do – for me, anyways. I share my firsthand experiences to help others going through the same thing.

We all of these, experiment with different things to make sleep come easier. This is how I found out about the foods mentioned below. This combined with some research – both online and offline – set the foundation for sweet dreams.

Be aware, though, natural foods are not miracle cures. Your body has to digest the foods before you receive any benefits. (I know that’s common sense, but I had to say it.) Not all foods work for all people. We are unique individuals with unique physiologies.

Whether it is tryptophan, magnesium, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, potassium, or vitamin B6 – there is something for everyone here. So…here goes:

BANANAS
These are my favorite. A perfectly ripe banana does the trick every time. The potassium eases any pain involved, making it a surefire hit on the list of natural sleep aides. For an extra kick, mix one into some yogurt and enjoy.

YOGURT and DAIRY
Warm milk has been a natural sleep remedy since great grandmother’s youth. Any dairy product works well, though. My favorite is plain yogurt.

Plain yogurt not only settles the digestive system, the calcium helps release tryptophan into the body. According to researchers, the brain uses tryptophan to manufacture melatonin.

LEAFY GREENS
Try eating a handful of leafy greens before going to bed. I like munching on them by themselves. You may be different, though.

Leafy greens include red, butter, iceberg, romaine, kale, spinach, Or, make a simple tea by steeping some greens in hot water for two minutes. Let cool for a bit and drink.

NUTS
Enjoy a serving of walnuts, which contain noticable amounts of tryptophan. Put some on a green salad for an extra taste treat before hitting the hay.

Almonds are known for being magnesium sources. Magnesium has a reputation for being increasing sleep quality. I like eating about five whenever needed.

That’s all I can think of for now for foods that can be used as natural sleep aides. Do you have any food suggestions to share about holistic healing?

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This award-winning site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 40+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

Marie is also a proud WEGO Health Patient Leader.

2 thoughts on “Natural Edible Sleep Aides To Help Your TKR”

  1. It all began with one old school orthoectomy in right knee 1973 when ACL reconstruction wasn’t the norm which was accompanied by total medial meniscus tear. The very next year left knee ACL blown and similar medial damage. Only to be followed total right and left lateral menisci tears in subsequent years. Also, several arthoectomies to clean up both joints and some feroral condyle removal due to locking up; totalling eight times under the knife. I’ve been going down stairs sideways for over 30 years. The one step to get out the door at home requires that I hold on to the door casing and go down one foot at a time. Getting into the car demands for backing in and dropping onto the seat. Rising from the toilet is a painful and frustrating adventure. Pain has become an unwanted long-term friend; when it is not present it causes alarm. When I was 28 my surgeon told me I had the knees of a sixty-five year old yet stupid me kept right on playing basketball until it was physically impossible to keep up with the younger guys. Now as I approach that age new knees seem to be the only choice other than a wheelchair. In my head I’m still 28! With all the surgeries I have had I shouldn’t be too concerned yet I’m quite aprehensive about my parts being replaced with cobalt-chromium, titanium wear-resistant plastic.

  2. Hi John,
    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your knee life story. That’s some journey you have been going through. I’m trying to figure out why you left your comment on my Natural Sleep Aides post, it might remain one of life’s mysteries.
    Anyways…I was experiencing what you are going through (except for all the knee surgeries) when I decided to have a tkr. I understand your tribulations. For me, it reached a point where my mobility and pain levels were so hindered, the option/surgery seemed a positive alternative. And, it has been!
    Perhaps you would find my tkr pre-op ebook helpful. Find more information about it on my Booktoots’ Books Page. If interested, let me know.
    Best of luck and keep in touch!

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