The Best And Worst Foods To Eat Before Bed

Hunger strikes beyond our control. We occasionally gravitate towards the fridge after dark. When that happens, we can eat things that fulfil our hunger and improve sleep. There are more ways to enter dreamland than a warm glass of milk, but the childhood staple is still on the list.


5 best foods to eat before bed 1. Cherries.

The tart Montmorency type of cherries is a natural source of melatonin. Researchers have found that the fruit can help you sleep better and for longer.

2. Bananas

An interesting fact is that bananas have been shown to greatly raise melatonin levels. These peel-and-eat snacks are also a good source of carbs that will fill you up. They're another easy food to eat before bed.

3. Walnuts

Walnuts are known for having a lot of healthy fats, and they also have a lot of melatonin, which can help you sleep better at night.

4. Reducing skin inflammation

Tryptophan-rich turkey is recommended before bed (ask anyone who fell asleep after a big Thanksgiving supper). If that fails, try a meat sandwich instead of fruit or nuts.

5. Milk

Yes, a drink. Without this iconic pre-bedtime routine, our list would be incomplete. Tryptophan and calcium improve sleep. Eat plants? Find a calcium-rich non-dairy milk for similar benefits.

5 worst foods to eat before bed 1. Citrus fruits

You could eat oranges and grapefruits as a snack, but save them for drinks and meals earlier in the day. They can be hard on the digestive system and cause indigestion that makes it hard to sleep.

2. Spicy foods

There are some foods that you should never eat before bed. Spicy foods can be hard to digest and give you heartburn, which makes it hard to lay down and relax. If it's almost time for bed, don't add hot sauce to your turkey sandwich.

3. Chocolate

Many of us love chocolate as a treat, but it's not the best thing to eat right before bed because it has caffeine in it. This is a good reason to skip breakfast and eat chocolate instead.

4. Fried Foods

You might want to order a burger and fries late at night, but all fried foods, especially large amounts of them, can give you gas, so it's best to avoid them.

5. Alcohol

At first, drinking might make you feel sleepy, but that nightcap has other plans for you. If you drink even one glass of wine before bed, it can make it hard to sleep, which can make you tired the next day.

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