- A good sleep can make a significant difference in your mood and performance at work
- Food and beverages with high sugar content may give you unnecessary energy boost that can delay your sleep
- Spicy foods can increase body temperature, which can cause discomfort that affects sleep quality
A good night’s sleep is so important — as it can make a significant difference in your mood and performance at work or school the next day. Unfortunately, some of the foods you eat may actually prevent you from getting that much needed rest at night.
If you want to have better slumber, make sure to reduce your intake of food and beverages that can impact sleep quality.
Here are some of them:
Coffee And Other Caffeinated Products
One important reason why coffee is better off consumed in the morning during breakfast is that it gives you the energy that you need for the day. Drinking this beverage at night is not a good thing because as a stimulant, coffee can make you restless at night.
Coffee and other caffeinated products such as energy drinks, sodas, tea, and chocolate, block the sleep-inducing chemical adenosine which can prevent you from getting sufficient sleep at night.
Indulging in some sweet treats late at night may be tempting but food and beverages with high sugar content may give you unnecessary energy boost that can delay your sleep.
A 2016 study found that the diet of people who consumed more sugar and fat impacted the quality of their sleep. Participants whose diet contained more sugar spent less time in deep slow-wave sleep; the stage of sleep needed for the body’s physical restoration and healing.
Spicy and acidic foods can ruin you sleep because they can cause h
eartbur n. Individuals who have gastroesoph ageal r eflux dis ease (GERD), or acid r eflux, are particularly at risk. Eating spicy foods close to your bedtime should be avoided because lying down can make h eartburn worse, which can hinder sleep.
Spicy foods can also increase your body temperature, which can cause discomfort that affects sleep quality.
Easy to remember, right? Hope you find it easy to do, too!