Our diets have a direct impact on our sleep quality and may negatively affect persons suffering from sleep disorders such as insomnia. The digestive system slows down when you sleep, and that is why lying down with a full stomach might be uncomfortable. A big dinner may strain your digestive system, leaving you uncomfortable and unable to sleep.

If you suffer from sleeplessness, reducing the size of your meal may help you sleep. Eating more saturated fat may lower our desire to sleep, and consuming more calories from sugar and other refined carbohydrates is associated with waking up more during the night. Consuming more fiber could help achieve a deeper and more restful sleep. A bowl of cereal and milk, almonds and crackers, or bread and cheese are all ideal evening munchies. Be cautious with heavy and spicy foods. If you eat a large meal, make sure you complete it at least 4 hours before going to bed. Drinking milk may also be beneficial. However, keep the snack to a minimum.

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