Chocolate contains caffeine, so some people who are sensitive to it may find it difficult to fall asleep.
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What you eat may be preventing you from falling asleep. Lack of sleep can cause a bad mood, poor concentration, and sluggishness. It’s not just coffee, there are other drinks and foods that may be sabotaging your efforts to sleep, so you should try to reduce or avoid their consumption at night.
1. Coffee and tea
Coffee and tea contain caffeine, a stimulant. The caffeine it takes away your sleep why it blocks adenosine (a chemical that makes you want to sleep) and receptors in your brain.
The stimulating effects of caffeine can begin between 15 and 30 minutes after ingestion last a few 4 hours on average according to the European Food Safety Authority. https://www.efsa.europa.eu/sites/default/files/corporate_publications/files/efsaexplainscaffeine150527es.pdf
Chocolate, like coffee and tea, contains caffeine and if you are sensitive to it you can spend hours in bed before you can fall asleep.
3. Sodas and sugary desserts
Try to avoid soft drinks, fruits in syrup, sweet bread and other foods with added sugar. Added sugar can affect the quality of your sleep. According to Sleep.org, the more sugar you eat during the day, the more often you’ll wake up in the middle of the night, “even if you don’t wake up fully, the sugar in your system can pull you out of deep sleep and make you feel drained. the next day”.
4. Large portions of chicken or meat
Your digestive system slows down up to 50% at night, tYour body will be busy digesting rather than sleeping.
5. Fried food
Foods high in fats take longer to digestThey can also cause bloating and indigestion, which can ruin your deep sleep.
You may believe that alcohol is a good idea to relax and sleep. It will at first, but Dr Carl E. Hunt explains on WebMD that alcohol has a rebound effect and can make you wake up in the wee hours of the night.
7. Acidic food
The food acids like tomatoes they can give you heartburn. Lying down makes heartburn and discomfort worse heartburn makes sleeping difficult. Heartburn problems are more common in people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
Broccoli is rich in fiber, which is digested slowly and it will keep your body busy. Some people may also experience an increase in gas and bloating due to its content of fiber and raffinose, a complex carbohydrate that ferments in the intestine, causing a build-up of gases in the colon.
The chili has thermogenic properties which can increase the core temperature of the body. Eat This Not That explains that when your body prepares for sleep, your core temperature naturally drops, increasing it can make you feel more awake and have difficulty staying asleep
If you smoke, avoid doing it close to bedtime. nocotine can also interrupt your sleep as it is a stimulant.
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