Sleep has a significant effect on how you feel throughout the day, and nutrition plays a role in how well you sleep. Nutritionists believe that some foods are downright energizing, and others can aggravate conditions like heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux.
If you can’t sleep and can’t figure out why, cutting out those sneaky foods that ruin a restorative night’s rest can help. Here are the worst foods and drinks you can avoid:
Coffee and tea are not the best drinks to consume before bedtime, as they contain caffeine, and caffeine makes us feel more alert by blocking the production of the chemicals in the brain that tells our bodies to sleep – and increasing adrenaline, and that makes coffee is not the best option if you want to have a peaceful and restful night. That includes items such as chocolate, teas, and sodas.
Alcohol doesn’t make a person fall asleep or sleep better, it makes a person unconscious. Studies link alcohol with disrupted and poor-quality sleep, in addition, alcohol actually disturbs the quality of your sleep later in the night, as well as reduced time spent in a restorative deep sleep. As a result: you wake up feeling less rested after a night of heavy drinking or drinking too much too close to when you try to sleep than on nights you skip the libations.
Spicy and Fatty Food
Spicy and fatty food tougher for the stomach to digest; they also raise your body temperature which makes your body uncomfortable throughout the night. And indigestion before bedtime makes it harder for your body to relax and drift off to slip, don’t forget that gastric disturbance will leave you restless through the night.
High Sugar Food
Eating high sugar food may not affect your sleep directly, but they are actually disturbing your quality of sleep. A 2016 study included healthy volunteers found that the group consumed significantly more sugar and fat spent less time in deep, slow-wave sleep. This sleep stage is essential for the body’s physical restoration and healing, as well as for maintaining a healthy metabolism and immune function. The volunteers who ate more sugar also took longer to fall asleep. The more sugar we consume, the less sensitive our brains become to that dopamine rush which can lead you to feel energetic all night when you actually need to sleep.
So can I just avoid all those things above and eat A LOT of healthy food? The question is how much. When you eat too much food before you sleep, your body is working to digest it long into the night when actually it’s their time to rest. The later you fall asleep, the less rest you’ll get, and you’ll wake up feeling groggy and more likely to reach for calorie-dense items. So give your body some rest by not giving them another task to work on when you are asleep. Also, overeating is not something you want to do when you are trying to lose weight, when you eat, your body uses some of the calories you consume for energy. The rest is stored as fat, and when you are asleep, your body literally doesn’t need too much energy. Consuming more calories than you burn may cause you to become overweight or obese. This increases your risk of cancer and other chronic health problems.
Mimpi Can Help You!
However, did you know that besides foods, a good mattress also had a huge effect on your sleep quality? Made with a perfect balance of Mimpi Latex Foam, premium Memory Foam, premium High Resilience Foam, and premium Support Foam, Mimpi’s mattress will make you sleep better. Mimpi only uses premium materials that are so comfortable and durable that it is the perfect mattress for everyone.
Sweet dreams, Mimpi’s family!