Midnight Snack: Foods To Avoid Before Bed

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Their high acidity can cause heartburn, indigestion, and acid reflux, which could make it hard to sleep if you eat them right before bed.


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The high salt content of chips and salted nuts can make you thirsty, which can make it hard to sleep.


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These ultra-processed foods are linked to worse sleep quality, sleep problems, and taking longer to fall asleep.

Instant noodles

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High-protein and tyramine foods like chicken, salami, and pepperoni may keep the brain active and make it hard to sleep because they need a lot of energy to digest.


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The high glycemic index of white bread can cause energy rushes and trouble sleeping because it can raise blood sugar levels.

White bread

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When eating in the evening, wheat bread may be a better choice because it has more fiber and complex calories.