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Insomnia Foods To Avoid
In previous articles, I have mentioned foods that can help you to get some sleep. In those articles, I mentioned some delicious foods such as fresh fruits, some types of nuts and vegetables as well as meats and poultry.
The purpose of this article “insomnia foods to avoid” is to inform you about which foods are best avoided if you want to cure your night time restlessness.
Insomnia Foods To Avoid
Some of the foods in this list should be obvious and others not so obvious. I hope, that you are already eliminating or have already eliminated the obvious ones from your diet or at very least your evening eating habits.
If it is your diet and choice of food that is keeping you awake at night, just exchange the “bad” foods for some of the “good” foods mentioned in this article, foods that can help with insomnia.
Hamburgers And Beefburgers With Chips!
“would you like insomnia with that?” perhaps should be the phrase used at local fast food outlets.
High-fat foods are not doing us any favours in the bedroom department, nor the trouser department either! Cut them out or cut them down to a once in a while treat.
Heavy meals like most fast foods are should be eaten no later than 4 hours before you lay down for the night as heavy meals cause a disruption in our sleep cycle due to stimulating digestion which in turn can lead to nocturnal toilet trips!
Water Or Any Fluids
Seriously, fluids are best avoided not just right before bedtime but for few hours beforehand as you will want to avoid frequent nighttime trips to the John (toilet).
That is something that is fairly simple that may be breaking your sleep cycle unnecessarily! and something I really ought to adhere to more often!
High Protein Foods
High protein foods should be avoided or kept to a minimum at night time. High fat – high protein foods can be great for the daytime but most definitely not for the night time as they are much more difficult for the body to digest and break down.
Very Filling Spicy Foods
Trying to sleep or lay down for the night with a full stomach can be not the most comfortable feeling. A full stomach at night and spicy food is a recipe for heartburn.
Caffeine in drinks such as coca-cola, Pepsi, energy drinks and Coffee should be avoided after 17:00 hrs if you want to get to sleep at night as the caffeine stimulates the body and will make it difficult for you to get some sleep.
Caffeine in hidden sources such as chocolate should be avoided also. It would be wise to check to check with your Doctor if any medications that you may be taking contain stimulants.
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