3 Meals To Avoid Before Going To Bed

what we eat most times at night has an effect on our sleep

Oftentimes, we just eat what we feel like during the day and most especially before going to bed. But we forget that in most cases when we struggle to sleep at night it’s because of the meals we had at night.

While it’s important you don’t go to bed on an empty stomach in order to maintain normal blood sugar levels, it’s also necessary that you watch what you eat before shutting down for the day. 

In this article, I will list out three meals/foods to avoid before going to bed;

1.) Coffee

Alot of people would not like this reality because they consume lots of coffee during the course of work.

Sadly, caffeine can stay in your system for hours, it’s best to avoid it for several hours before bedtime.

2.) Sugary Foods – Ice Cream

Sugary foods like ice cream and sweets cause blood sugar levels to spike and then crash while you’re sleeping. A drop in blood sugar signals an emergency to the adrenals, which raises cortisol levels and wakes the body from its slumber.

3.) Salty Foods – Cashew Nuts

According to experts, avoid salty foods at least two to three hours before bedtime.

Salty foods, such as crisps and salted nuts (groundnuts and cashew nuts), were found to be among the worst foods to eat before bed, contributing to disrupted – or “superficial” – sleep, according to a study published by the European Society of Endocrinology. 

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