Feed your sleep: Nutrition practices to promote better sleeptwitterpad

Our diet can have an impact on our sleep patterns. Here are few ways that we can influence our sleep habits through the foods we eat.
Avoid caffeine, especially later in the day. Some experts recommend avoiding caffeine up to eight hours before bed.  In less sensitive individuals, avoiding caffeine four to five hours before bed may be sufficient.  Keep in mind hidden sources of caffeine such as chocolate, sodas, decaffeinated coffee (yes it still has a small amount of caffeine), and teas.
Avoid alcohol close to bed time.  Alcohol does allow healthy people to fall asleep more quickly most of the time, but it reduces rapid eye movement (REM) sleep which is the restorative sleep needed to wake up fully rested.
Avoid eating large meals right before you go to bed.…more >>

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