In addition to magnesium, cucumbers also harbor melatonin, reports More Smiles Dental Spa. While more study is still needed, researchers from a 2014 scientific assessment published in Nutrition Journal point out how melatonin supplementation may help support our natural circadian rhythm and potentially boost sleep onset latency in those who struggle to fall asleep until much later into the night.
Alternatively, if you spent the night out having a few drinks with a few friends, munching on some cucumber slices before climbing into bed may help you stave off a nasty hangover in the morning (via Orthopedic Center for Sports Medicine). Cucumber gives us back what we lost in B vitamins and electrolytes after consuming alcohol. By maintaining the body’s careful balance of essential nutrients, you may just wake up headache-free. Furthermore, one of the B vitamins found in cucumber is thiamine. According to the Alaska Sleep Clinic, thiamine supplementation may promote better-quality sleep.