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Things to Avoid Eating Before Sleep

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Sleep is something that is absolutely essential to your wellbeing.  It determines to a great extent how much energy we have the next day, boosts our immune system and aids with recovery from physical activity. Not getting a good nights’ sleep can be detrimental to your performance at work, or even your mood in general. As someone who watches a lot of TV after dinner, snacking is something I cannot live without. Unfortunately, snacking after dinner can cause massive issues with sleep. If you  have issues with sleep and are a late night snacker, try to avoid these five foods:

High Sugar Food.
Foods high in processed sugar like chocolates and cereals are to be avoided. The sugar results in energy spikes which can make it very difficult to stay asleep, let alone actually fall asleep.

Spicy Food.
Foods that are really spicy can wake you up, making it almost impossible to fall asleep till the effects wear off.

Red Meat.
Meats like this that are high in fat take longer to digest and as such can make peaceful sleep very difficult. Stick to protein sources such as yoghurt for digestive benefits.

Canned Food.
Canned goods in general are high in Sodium, so if you must eat something out of a can, look for a low sodium alternative.

Caffeine.
This one is quite obvious. Caffeine is a stimulant and just like the spices above, is something you really need to avoid.

Avoiding these foods alone could improve your sleep. Give it a try, this small change could make a definitive quality of life improvement.

 

Get In Better Shape Through Better Sleep

Article by Paleo Forever

When it comes to getting in better shape, you have countless options as far as methods go. Of course, it usually takes a combination of several in order to get the job done. For example, if you’re not getting enough quality sleep on a regular basis, you simply won’t lose as much weight or gain as much muscle as you otherwise could. Your body will be too stressed to do it.

In order to get enough quality sleep, it’s important to understand it might happen in phases. Most people are actually designed to sleep twice throughout the day. You’ll knock out the bulk of your sleep at once, wake up for an hour or two and then add a couple more at the back end. So give yourself enough time to allow this to happen naturally.

Next, be sure you’re room is perfect for sleeping. When you go to bed, the room needs to be completely dark. There should be no signs of light whatsoever, and that includes electronic devices. So remove or cover them as necessary.

The room should only be used for sleep and sex too. Your body can actually become confused if you use your bedroom for much else—especially watching TV. Keep that to another room in the house.

Also, get a schedule going and then stick to it as much as possible. Stay away from large meals or stimulants near bedtime so it’s easier for you to fall asleep and stick to it.

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