If you find that you are struggling to get to sleep at night but aren’t sure why, consider this: your evening meal or bed time snack could be to blame.
Certain foods have been found not only to affect your ability to get sleep but the quality of your sleep itself. Read our list below to see which foods you may want to avoid to sleep better at night:
1. Foods high in fat
Foods high in fat such as burgers, chips are not only incredibly bad for your health in general, but your sleep too. Fat increases the amount of acid in your stomach, which can lead to heart burn and general discomfort when you are trying to get to sleep.
Surprisingly celery acts as a diuretic, which pushes liquid through your body at a faster rate meaning you need to urinate more than usual. Celery should therefore be avoided for an undisrupted nights sleep.
3. Ice cream
Packed full of sugar and fat, ice cream is digested very slowly which will certainly keep you up at night.
4. Spicy food
Studies have found that spicy food is linked to taking longer to fall asleep at night.
Chocolate not only contains lots sugar and caffeine, which inhibits sleep, it also contains a stimulant called theobromine, which affects you similarly to caffeine too.
6. High protein food
Foods high in protein such as steak or chicken take a long time to digest. This can lead to your body focusing on digesting rather than sleeping, leaving you feeling uncomfortable while your system processes.
Whilst a drink or two before sleep can help you fall asleep quicker, alcohol affects the quality of your sleep. It causes you to spend less time in deep sleep which can you make you feel drowsy the following day.
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