Relation of Food Consumption and Sleep

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Food is the fuel for the human body and sleep boosts up the fuel inside the body. Junk Food! Binge Eating! Eating too late! The quality of food!. All of them have that one similar thing in common- The habit of taking the wrong food and beverages. In BlogJab, you’ll get food news, and food articles that will guide you to make healthy lifestyle changes. Do you know that all these things can wreak havoc on the most essential part of life that is sleep? You must have known the fact that changing your diet can actually improve your quality of sleep. Having added the term ‘diet’ in this article doesn’t mean diet should be like a typical diet plan but a lifestyle change, discarding all your unhealthy eating habits. Now you’ll be able to widen up your knowledge window in food and all the aspects related to food with Blogjab. 

Without squandering words let’s quickly start off with the foremost thing- (Timings of the meal). Scientifically, taking a bigger portion of meals in the daytime gives a better pace to your digestive system to take an ample amount of time to digest the food, whereas having large portions of a meal in the evening will definitely weaken your digestive system. Here comes the golden idea of the Europeans ( DON’T TAKE THE WEIGHT OF THE MEAL TO THE BED). They usually eat the main meal between noon and 2 PM.  For the evening meal, they usually intake something light, such as soup or sandwiches.  This makes some sense because this idea is way easier for your digestion process. You can also check the latest food news to keep yourself posted on how to plan your diet.


Hunger pangs occur in our body because we don’t follow the saying- “ “Don’t go to bed hungry”. Sometimes we forget to differentiate the meaning of satisfying hunger and binge eating. Over-eating can cause indigestion but eating the proper amount of food satisfies hunger and also satisfies your digestion system. Eating healthy and at the right time can’t solely decide your sleep. Your sleep also depends on the time we ask our body to sleep. Ideally, there must be a  break of at least 2 hours between your last meal and sleep. So, if that is maintained then you’ll never go hungry to the bed. Having said about the Hunger pangs at midnight in the first half of this para, it has always seen that midnight hunger pangs lead to midnight craving where most of the people generally crave for desserts and binge eat them resulting in lack of digestion and causing obesity. At the very moment, you will experience a tight sleep but that is something which is a short-term pleasure. A kind of pleasure which leaves a long term detrimental impact on your sleep as well as on your digestion system. Some people face the problem right after they wake up and some can also face the problems in the latter half of their life. However, you should check out the latest food articles to get the hang of how to have a healthy food regime.

Now the question arises what to eat to get the desired sleep? 

Always be suspect when it comes to checking your food intolerances if you face sleep challenges. It has been considered that with food intolerance, our brains tend to release histamines which generally cause INNATIVENESS, RESTLESSNESS, AND IRRITATION which upsets your biochemistry. According to science, our neurotransmitters get replaced by these histamines, which are the things that solely make influence your brain to think, change your mood and behavior. And when this brain’s circuitry is disrupted, it leads to the symptoms of insomnia. Physical discomforts often happen if the intolerant food is been taken. On and all if you combine all the sources you’ll discover that it can also be a major factor contributing to insomnia.

More than any food there are few beverages that can even make you forget about the word ‘Sleep’. Any beverage that has caffeine content or which causes dehydration in the body can disrupt your sleep. You’ll get a visible difference in your sleeping pattern once eliminating these caffeine-laced drinks. And the people fond of such beverages shouldn’t at least have the drinks close to bedtime. The entire night will toss and turn.  

Some of the typical foods and beverages to avoid- essentially before going to bed, the list is as follows- 

  • Alcohol
  • Spicy foods 
  • Chocolates
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Medicine consisting Anabolics
  • Drugs 
  • Food most likely top cause bloating/gas and foods which are high in protein- Cucumbers, beans, beef red meat, wheat, etc.
  • Refined carbs such as- pastries, sweetbreads, donuts, cakes, cookies

Food which is preferably recommended to eat before bedtime to get that desired sleep, the list is as follows;

  • bagels, brown rice
  • Legumes 
  • Luke Warm Milk with mixing honey into it has proven to be the best remedy for insomnia.
  • Fruit- grape, dates, bananas, figs, lemons.
  • Poultry or Fish. 

The bottom line of the article is if you are facing sleep disturbances and want to fall asleep more easily, always eat in small proportions keeping the required gaps between your meal. Make your habit to eat early in the evening, avoid too many ingredients in a meal, and also avoid protein-rich foods. Try to know your body and decide your food habits in order to get a perfect sleep.

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