And yes… Quality sleep also depends on a good diet! Food has a direct influence on the quality of sleep and it is not because we eat a lot in the evening that we will fall into a “food coma” and sleep better 😉 You know what they say: “Breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a poor man”, but the message behind this saying is sometimes lost along the way, it seems?
So here are our tips for eating well at night and having sweet dreams!
Avoid eating too early or too late
If you eat too early, you may be woken up by a craving in the middle of the night. If it’s too late, digestion will cause your body temperature to rise, while sleep requires a drop in temperature. The ideal? Eat 2 to 3 hours before going to sleep.
Choose a light meal
A meal that is too fatty or too copious, difficult to digest, disrupts sleep. If you want to eat well and sleep well, it is therefore better to have a balanced and light dinner. For example, fried foods, puff pastry, strong cheeses, fondue, etc. are generally to be avoided, otherwise your stomach will become heavy and you will wake up at night.
Avoid exciting food
Drinking coffee or tea in the evening can make it difficult to fall asleep… Just like caffeine-rich sodas and even… chocolate! It is also advisable to avoid drinking alcohol before going to sleep. While it may initially make it easier to fall asleep, it then makes sleep unstable.
Say yes to herbal infusions
Herbal teas or infusions are able to promote relaxation and sleep. Among the most famous plants: verbena, orange blossom, linden, chamomile, as well as passionflower or lemon balm. This ritual accompanying the preparation and consumption of the herbal tea also plays a favourable role.
Eat foods of happiness
Happiness foods are foods rich in tryptophan, which is a basic component of the sleep-associated neurotransmitter serotonin (also called happiness hormone). There are many other foods containing tryptophan that you can add to your diet. Try to add eggs, turkey, cheese, tofu, nuts, seeds, chicken to eat well and sleep well… This will ensure a better sleep, and make you happier 😉
Food and sleep help to stay healthy. It is therefore important to make sure we make the right choices regarding the food we eat before we let ourselves go in the arms of Morpheus to have sweet dreams.
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