How Your Diet Could Be Affecting Your Sleep Quality

Believe it or not, there are a myriad of small things that can affect the quality of your sleep. If you find that you’re feeling tired all of the time, there are many ways to approach the issue. A good mattress or adjustable bed, for example, may provide relief if you find that a flat mattress is no longer comfortable (or has lived out its nine to 10-year lifespan).

Using a white noise machine can also help you get those seven to nine hours of sleep you need each night, even if you live in noisy city neighborhood.

And the foods and drinks you consume before hitting the sack can have a big effect on your sleep quality, too. Here are just a few explanations of what this means, along with some tips on how you can increase your sleep quality simply by watching your diet:

 

  • Many people already know that caffeine is a chemical that will keep them awake, so avoiding any high-caffeine drinks in the afternoon and evening is one way to make sure that you aren’t awake all night. Data even suggests that the mere smellof coffee is enough to keep some people awake, so you might also want to avoid decaf coffee

 

  • Alcohol is something else that will affect your sleep quality in a bad way. Even though alcohol is a depressant and will leave you feeling tired, the actual quality of sleep won’t be very good. It can leave you feeling extra tired when you wake up in the morning.

 

  • Try to avoid fatty, fried, sugary, or spicy foods at night. These foods can disrupt your digestive system and make it difficult for your body to relax and fall asleep. Eating foods that are high in carbohydrates (like breads or pastas) can cause a surge of energy in your system, followed by a slump in energy, which can leave you feeling tired, but unable to fall asleep.

Most sleep experts make one common recommendation when it comes to eating and drinking right before bed: try to avoid consuming too much food right before you try to go to bed.

 

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