Food, Drink and Sleep

Food and drink, like sleep, are an essential part of living a healthy and fulfilling life, but we often forget that our body works as a whole. Most of us, for example, fail to acknowledge the effect of alcohol, caffeine and rich food might have on our patterns of sleep, I feel frustrated when we sleep the requisite amount of time yet don’t feel refreshed.

In the city, most people are unwilling to live entirely abstemious life. Try wrestling with a cup of cappuccino from the hands of caffeine addict just before they leave for work will begin to appreciate how many of us rely on such props to help us make it through the day. With that in mind, it’s worth admitting your weaknesses and planning out your daily diet sensibly to avoid the food and drinks they keep you awake and to begin to appreciate more soporific foods later in the day.

Sleep and weight

For those trying to lose weight, and sleep can be essential. A recent study at Columbia University in New York indicates that there is a link between sleep and the US obesity epidemic. The research suggests that the more you sleep, the less likely you are to become obese. People who get less than the recommended amount of sleep each night to 73% more likely to be obese although, obviously, obesity is also usually the result of several other lifestyle factors. It has also been proved that there is a connection between middle-aged spread in men and equality of sleep they have., During sleep, produce growth hormone. This hormone maintains meaningless muscle tone, but it decreases naturally with age, as does the amount of sleep and need. The problem is, if they don’t fill their sleep needs, they won’t be getting as much of the growth hormone as they could – thus speeding the arrival of the stomach paunch.

The bad stuff

Caffeine, and beverages such as tea, coffee and fizzy drinks, will keep you awake well into the night if you let it, you need to enjoy your last cut at least five hours before bedtime. The same goes for heavy, rich foods. Although scientists say that there are no direct chemical reasons why such foods should keep you awake, your digestive system still needs to break down food. As this is one of the functions of the body shuts down during sleep, it can keep you up, or affect your sleep quality, until it has finished its work so rich meal with alcohol at 10 PM is not the best idea; neither stimulating meals that contains spicy foods, onions or peppers, which can give you indigestion and delay the onset of sleep.

As a general, you should try to avoid the following foods later at night:

Fatty foods may cause heartburn, which leads to difficulty in falling asleep and discomfort throughout the night.

Foods containing tyramine (bacon, cheese, ham, aubergines (eggplant), pepperoni, Rothbury’s, avocado, soya sauce, red wine) might keep you awake at night. To remain causes the release of norepinephrine, the brain stimulant.