Sugar and spice are not very nice

The impact of food choices on sleep is an area that has been receiving much attention in recent years. The studies all seem to indicate that the foods you eat have a significant role in determining how well you will sleep.

This conclusion is certainly not surprising. Take spicy foods for example. Eating these within three hours of going to bed can wreck havoc on your digestion. If you suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), there is a good chance that eating spicy foods close to bedtime will aggravate your symptoms.

Heavily sweetened foods are another prime example. These can enhance the release of hormones that promote alertness.

So, if you're hungry at bedtime, skip the spicy and sweet and make a healthy snack to eat.

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