While it’s a well-known fact that you shouldn’t be drinking coffee and taking in sweets right before hitting the hay, it turns out a lot of other foods may also be preventing you from getting that much-needed rest.
Well… obviously. Ending your day with a glass (or two) of red wine might help you sleep but you won’t be getting good quality sleep. Once you’re asleep your liver is still hard at work trying to remove the alcohol from your system. There’s a connection between your liver and your heart, and your heart beats faster, and that eventually wakes you up.
Coffee ice cream
Coffee ice cream does contain actual coffee—and its caffeine. Some even have bits of coffee beans in them. “If you can, reduce the amount of ice cream you eat or have it earlier.
It’s extremely acidic, which is never a good idea before bed, regardless of if you suffer from reflux or not. It’s also very sugary, which, as you know, isn’t helpful for those trying to fall asleep more easily.
Too much water before bed is a no-no. Too much water=urination and you’re most likely going to want to get up and out of bed in order to do that.
Greasy, fatty foods get through your system slower than protein and carbs. So your body will still be hard at work by the time you try falling asleep.
Because of its high acidity, it’s often the cause of morning-after heartburn and indigestion.
Which of these do you need to stop eating before sleeping?