10 Foods That Are Sabotaging Your Sleep
With so many aspects of daily life battling for our attention—endless emails, social obligations, work, kids, cute puppies on Instagram—it’s hard enough to get a good night’s rest. Food shouldn’t be one more contributing factor hurting our sleep.
Briana Rodriquez, RDN, a nutritionist and certified personal trainer for Jenny Craig, shared her tips with us on the top ingredients, snacks, and drinks that are keeping us from sleeping soundly. To start, she recommends eating a bigger breakfast and lighter dinner, as consuming larger meals means you need a longer time to digest. “If you head right to bed after a heavy meal, your digestion is going to slow and that food is going to be stored instead of used as energy. The result can be highly uncomfortable and keep you awake,” Rodriquez says. This is particularly problematic if you have digestive issues, like acid reflux.
Consider forgoing some of these foods a few hours before bedtime and you may find yourself with the solution to those under-eye circles—and *finally* feeling energized when the alarm goes off.
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