Beat Insomnia

Before bedtime, eat a handful of cherries, which scientists discovered are jam-packed with melatonin, the same hormone created by your body to regulate sleep patterns. Then steep yourself in a hot bath to relax your muscles and your mind. In bed, rest your head on a lavender-filled pillow—the fragrance induces sleepiness. (Bonus: cherries can help prevent gout attacks.)

Experts: Mark Moyad, MD, MPH; Jacob Teitelbaum, MD