Isn’t it frustrating when you initially have trouble just falling asleep…but then to wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall back asleep? Yeah, not getting a good night’s sleep is probably of the worse things EVER. Especially if it’s a consistent thing. There are many different reasons why you could possibly be losing sleep. You might think it’s stress, hormones, lack of exercise, or something else. But have you considered your diet yet?
The website Mind Body Green consulted with registered dietician Julie Stefanski, M.ed., RDN about the foods you should avoid to have a better chance of getting a good night’s sleep…and without waking up!
According to Stefanski, there are 6 major foods or types of food you should avoid and they’re listed below. But don’t worry! If after you read this list, you’re thinking, “hmm, yeah, but what foods can I actually eat before bed?” Obviously, we’ve all done some midnight snacking here and there before. Stefanski also gives some healthy and beneficial suggestions for that too. One major theme with midnight snacks: eat something high in magnesium, like the examples at the bottom of the list.
Do you think the way you eat disrupts your sleep? What do you like to snack on before bed?