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Top 5 Things Not to Eat Before Sleep

Article Submitted by Weight loss & Skincare Products

Sleep is one of the most, if not the most important factors that affects our well-being. We need sleep to help our bodies recover from the day to day punishment we put it through. Unfortunately, millions of people do not get adequate sleep and as a result suffer without even realizing it. In a study by the NSF it was discovered that approximately 40 million Americans suffered from various sleep disorders. For some it can be a simple issue of changing a few lifestyle habits. If you snack after dinner, here are the top five worst foods you can eat, and why.

  1. Breakfast Cereals

This is definitely one to avoid. They are loaded with sugars and carbs and cause sugar levels to rise and crash, causing massive sleep disruption.

  1. Spicy food and Sauces
    Spicy food and sauces can stimulate your senses and that can make it difficult to fall asleep.
  2. Steak and Red Meat
    Steak and other red meat, due to the high protein and fat content take much longer to digest and can take definitely cause sleep issues.
  3. Citrus Fruits
    These fruits are awesome day time snacks. Sadly, late at night they can be responsible for heartburn or indigestion.
  4. Canned Soups
    Some canned soups contain high levels of Sodium, not to mention MSG. High levels of these will deter your ability to fall asleep. If soup is something you have as a post dinner snack, then check the label and try switching to a low sodium, non MSG brand.

Those are the top five foods to avoid. If you do have issues with sleep, try to stop late night snacking, or at the very least remove some of these foods.