By Euro Weekly News Media • 27 November 2013 • 9:00
Chocolate affects sleep patterns
IF you are not consuming any coffee in the afternoons or evenings but still can’t sleep, the food you’re eating might be the problem.
Sleep is part of your overall health, so the same things that you do to take care of your body and health can also be good for your sleep. If you’re snacking at night, make sure it’s a healthy snack that’s not loaded with sugar.
Steak, due to its high protein levels, takes longer to digest. Wine, beer or alcoholic drinks are sedating, but may alter your sleep cycle. According to the American College of Gastroenterology, high acid content foods like tomatoes are the cause of at least 20 per cent of sleeplessness. Chocolate has big levels of caffeine that can also disrupt sleep cycles.
Trying to avoid these foods before going to bed might help you if you’re having trouble falling asleep.
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