The Best and Worst Foods to Eat Before Bed

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Are you a midnight snacker? Preferring to chow down on most of your calories as you’re marathoning through the latest Netflix show? Do you tend to stock up on your calories early in the morning? Maybe choosing a big hearty breakfast and skipping right through to lunch? Perhaps you’re just one of those people who doesn’t do breakfast and prefers a leisurely lunch?

The truth is that what you eat and drink and when you consume it can really affect the quality of your sleep. We have all heard that you shouldn’t consume a big meal or a highly caffeinated beverage right before bed, and if you’ve ever over-indulged in alcohol, you know how it can wreak havoc with your sleep cycle. Yet, it turns out that our sleep quality and the quality of our nutrition are rather intricately linked in more ways than we may think. Here are some things you need to know about eating and drinking before bed.

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Abigail Bassett is a full-time freelance journalist, content creator, and television, video, and podcast host whose work has appeared in publications like TechCrunch, Fast Company, Inc. Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Motor Trend, Shondaland, Money Magazine, and on CNN. Her passion is telling unique stories that change the way we see, interact with, and relate to the world. She is also a Yoga Alliance Registered 500-hour yoga teacher.

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