The 4 Foods To Absolutely Avoid Before You Hit The Hay
Bedtime is easily most people’s favorite time of the day. After all, it’s the time you put down your phone, erase your to-do list from your mind, and enter bliss. Yet, there are certain things that can interfere with this favored time of the day. In fact, there are 5 candidates that work their hardest to disrupt, and destroy your daily moment of solitude. We don’t like them; You probably don’t either. That said, today we’ve rounded up the culprits, and are calling them out. No longer will you have them affecting your sleep routine.
Below are the 5 common foods that you should avoid eating before slumber. We also let you know why they are so bad, so you have logical reasons to say “Pass”.
The most obvious culprit on the list. Caffeine is what you need to start your day. It amps up your nervous system, and gives your brain a dose of “go go go”. However, before bedtime? This is a no. Drinking coffee up to 6 hours before when you normally get shut eye has been linked to sleeplessness. That’s not ideal, so first thing’s first…rid the coffee.
…Instead try some herbal tea, like our Hibiscus Tea. Team favorite!
Ice cream. Potato Chips. Burgers. You name a single greasy food, and you have yourself an offender. High Fat foods cause the body to work in overdrive to digest, which means that even on an unconscious level you won’t be ready to sleep…your body is still trying to do its thing and breakdown food!
Think back to the last time you had a get-together with friends, and had a few drinks. Do you remember sleeping peacefully? Or did you toss and turn a few times? Backed by science, it’s known that alcohol is not sleep’s best friend. In fact, it’s known to interrupt your circadian rhythm. It interferes with the chemicals your body makes to put you to bed, then to wake you up. Startled at 3 a.m.? That’s not the witching hour calling your name, that’s the alcohol’s fault.
Lastly, and most importantly, sugar makes the list. High sugar items like white bread, or that sugary dessert you enjoyed after dinner, cause negative effects on the body. According to a study, carbs cause a delayed release of melatonin (sleep hormone) which led to a restless sleep. Skip dessert, and snooze better.
Health & happiness,