If you are struggling to catch some quality sleep, you may be making these dietary mistakes before bed which are keeping you up! Avoid these things to improve your shut-eye.
1. Dump the french fries, chicken wings and chips!
Their high-fat content disrupts late night digestion, throwing off sleep cycles. Instead you should eat grilled chicken breast and baked potato for dinner.
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2. Don't indulge in dark chocolate past the afternoon
Yes, it may be healthy for the heart but the darker the chocolate, the more sleep-disturbing caffeine it contains. Instead you could snack on it for breakfast or as a mid-morning snack. If your sweet tooth hits at night make a homemade trail mix of whole grain cereal, slice almonds and dried tart cherries.
3. Skip the bacon and sausage at dinner
Cured meats contain an amino acid that produces a brain stimulant which makes you feel more awake. Instead you should eat turkey breast or non-cured turkey sausage so you don't have to count sheep.