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Is Eating Before Going to Bed Bad for Me?

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So you don't want to go to bed hungry but you don't want to go to bed with a full stomach. Remember the body really wasn't designed to digest food lying down. It's really more sitting and standing. So one of my first recommendations I tell people is have your daily meal probably about four hours before you're going to have lights out, but if you don't get a chance to do that, or you're still hungry, I also don't want you to go to bed.

So there's some kind of fun, but interesting bed time snacks that can actually be helpful for sleep. What you're looking for is about a 250 calorie snack that's about 80% carbohydrates and 20% protein. An example of that might be an oatmeal cookie and some milk, maybe a bowl of cereal, even a small piece of cheese cake, believe it or not can actually help you fall asleep.