You could be the picture of perfection when it comes to eating early in the evening, not watching TV all night on the couch, and even curling up in an ideal 68-degree, batcave-like bedroom. So, why are you experiencing insomnia?Â Taking a closer look at nutrition research, youâ€™ll see that what you eat before bed can play a big role in how well you hit the hay.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, â€œinsomnia is difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person has the chance to do so.â€ Thereâ€™s both acute insomnia (which can occur conditionally and based on â€œlife circumstancesâ€) as well as chronic insomnia (which â€œoccurs at least three nights per week and lasts at least three monthsâ€).
Both conditions can be influenced and exacerbated by environmental factors. As it turns out, itâ€™s not just stress or blue light from your devicesâ€™ screens that can sabotage your sleep cycle. If youâ€™re suffering from insomnia, canâ€™t sleep, and canâ€™t figure out why, look no farther than your diet. Read on to find out which sneaky foods can ruin a restorative night rest; the last one will shock you! Plus: Donâ€™t miss these 30 Things to Do 30 Minutes Before Bed to Lose Weight!