The relationship between your diet and sleep has a huge impact your life. With summer practically in full swing, it’s likely that you’ll stay up later, push dinnertime back and engage in more late night snacking as you create memories with your family and friends.
Nonetheless, what you eat and drink throughout the day can make or break your sleep, especially at dinnertime. Sleep experts and researchers often share this fact, but you may not know exactly where to start.
Certain foods and drinks can hold you back from your sleep goals, making it more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. Even if you have tucked in for your mandatory 7-9 hours of snooze, you may still end up feeling groggy in the morning from all the tossing and turning that occurred from indigestion problems that impacted your sleep quality during the night, thanks to bad eating decisions at the dinner table.
Additionally, bedtime snacks can be a helpful tool to calm your growling tummy, as well as help the hormones that make you feel sleepy perform more efficiently. However, it’s important to note that not all bedtime snacks are sleep-friendly. Indulging in the wrong snack can also negatively impact your shut-eye.
To make some adjustments to your daily menu that will support quality sleep each night, take look at this easy-to-read info-graphic that we found on one of the most handy sites around, Pinterest!