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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

KNOWING WHAT TO EAT OR TAKE-IN BEFORE BEDTIME


Did you know that your choice of late-night snack will have significant bearing on your sleep cycle? The wrong food or drink can subtract precious hours of rest and ensure drowsiness and irritability the following day. Over time, inadequate sleep patterns can lead to a variety of chronic health problems, including heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, stroke, obesity, and depression. Are you tired of sleepless nights? Get your eight hours by avoiding these foods and drinks before bedtime. BOLA AKINBOADE-BELLO presents to you foods and drinks to avoid.

CHOCOLATE AND OTHER CAFFEINE-FILLED FOODS AND DRINKS
As a no brainer perhaps, that said, an afternoon cappuccino or candy bar may be enough to disturb that night’s rest, as the body requires up to five hours ridding itself of caffeine.

SPICY FOOD
Indian, Mexican, and other spicy foods are all examples of terrible late-night meals. If consumed within three hours of bedtime, these snacks may wreck your sleep pattern, as they often induce indigestion and reflux. "It's not that the spice interrupts your sleep, but the fact that the spice causes heartburn, and that interrupts your sleep.


ALCOHOL
It’s noted that alcohol has two basic effects! One is to put you to sleep, and the other is to wake you up three or four hours later. A depressant, alcohol tends to reverse its soporific effect within a few hours. As a result, you may miss out on valuable rest – the final stage of your sleep cycle, when our most vivid dreams occur.

WATER
Suprisingly, chugging water less than an hour before bedtime is not a good idea. While it is important to stay hydrated, moderation is preferred during later hours. Give the body enough time to void that fluid before bed. One would have thought water wouldn’t have been on the list but doctors know better and following guidelines helps us improve on our personal body care.

TAKING NOTHING TO BED!
Given the restrictions above, avoiding food altogether may seem like a reasonable alternative and probably seem to be the GO-GO idea to (port) However, experts suggest otherwise, that going to bed hungry is never a good idea either.
Starvation or excessive hunger causes sleeplessness and increased activity, If there's a general rule of thumb, being too hungry makes it difficult to sleep and eating a lot of food makes it difficult to sleep.

CONCLUSION
What then is the lesson here? One would reasonable settle with the fact that overall moderation and paid attention and precaution steps are to be taken when thinking of the right food to eat before bedtime; it’s essential because of the after effect and what we have to suffer all night if we actually do make the wrong choice of it all.

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