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Avoid these foods and drinks before bed for better sleep
Friday, 29 January · 1 min read

If you’re finding it hard to fall, and stay, asleep, it’s worth taking a look at your diet. What you eat and drink before bed can affect the quality of your sleep.

Some foods and drinks stimulate your body, while others are more likely to cause indigestion (heartburn) and general discomfort. This can make it difficult for you to drift off, and even cause you to wake up during the night.

Avoid these before bed for a better night’s sleep:

  • alcoholic drinks
  • caffeinated drinks and food – including tea, coffee, energy drinks, chocolate, some soft drinks and protein bars
  • fatty and spicy foods
  • large, heavy meals

Not consuming these for at least 4 hours before your bedtime (or at least 6 for caffeine) gives your body time to digest and process them before you try to sleep.

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