6 Snacks That Won't Let You Sleep

Caffeinated foods and beverages

Caffeine is a stimulant that may disrupt sleep if used too close to bedtime, particularly during the preceding six hours.

Caffeinated foods and beverages

A short burst of energy is possible, but the long-term effects on sleep time and quality are not good.

Spicy foods

The discomfort of indigestion and acid reflux after eating spicy food might keep you from getting a good night's rest. Spicy meals might make you feel hot, which can disrupt your sleep.

High glycemic index foods and added sugar

Diets high in added sugars and/or glycemic index may disrupt sleep quality. Insomnia and trouble remaining asleep are possible side effects of eating a lot of sugary foods just before bed.

Fatty foods 

High levels of total, saturated, and trans fats in the diet have been linked to insomnia and other sleep disorders.

Fast food and other ultra-processed foods

A lack of quality sleep has been linked to consuming highly processed meals. If you want to improve your health and sleep, cutting less on highly processed meals is a good idea.

Alcoholic drinks

While alcohol shortens the time it takes to nod off, it causes sleep disruptions after you do. Avoiding alcoholic beverages before bed might help you get a good night's sleep.

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