6 foods to avoid right before bed if you want a good night’s sleep


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Isn’t it frustrating to initially have trouble falling asleep…but then to wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to go back to sleep? Yeah, not getting a good night’s sleep is probably the worst thing EVER. Especially if it’s something consistent. There are many different reasons why you could possibly lose sleep. You might think it’s stress, hormones, lack of exercise or something else. But have you ever thought about your diet?

The website Spirit Body Green consulted Registered Dietitian Julie Stefanski, M.ed., RDN on foods to avoid to have the best chance of getting a good night’s sleep…and without waking up!

According to Stefanski, there are 6 main foods or types of foods that you should avoid and they are listed below. But do not worry ! If after reading this list you’re thinking, “hmm, yes, but what foods can I actually eat before bed?” Obviously, we’ve all done midnight snacks here and there before. Stefanski also gives healthy and beneficial suggestions for this too. A major theme with midnight snacks: eat something high in magnesium, like the examples at the bottom of the list.

Do you think the way you eat interferes with your sleep? What do you like to snack on before bed?

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