Good Sleep Guide from Between the Sheets

By , June 14, 2011 9:42 am

More Top Tips on getting a restful night’s sleep.Watch what you eat!

  • Don’t eat a large heavy meal close to bedtime. It will interfere with your sleep patterns.

  •  Fatty or Spicy foods may cause indigestion and heartburn.  These conditions often cause  difficulty in falling asleep and discomfort throughout the night.

  • Foods containing tyramine cause the release of norepinephrine, a brain stimulant.  Foods containing norepinephrine are bacon, cheese, ham, aubergines, pepperoni, raspberries avocado, nuts, soy sauce, red wine might keep you awake at night.

  • If you get hungry close to bedtime,  it is a good idea to eat something that triggers the hormone serotonin, which makes you sleepy. Carbohydrates such as bread or cereal  are ideal.

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