Yes, you can snack before bedtime! You just gotta know what to eat and how much…

The ‘rule’ seems to be this: eat dinner early (ideally by 7 pm) and hit the sack five hours later. While this is not a bad idea, snacking before bed should not be seen as something that’s just plain bad because there are ways to go about it. If it has been a few hours after dinner, you could consider a snack. A light snack makes sense because if you sleep hungry, your sleep may not be perfect.

Oatmeal works for breakfast and even works before bed.
Oatmeal works for breakfast and even works before bed.

Anything that is high on fat or grease is bad for you anyway, and pretty bad before bed. You need to eat a snack that will boost your metabolism. Likewise, salty stuff, spicy and acidic snacks  (like pickles, tomato sauce, oranges, etc.) may cause heartburn. And lay off that ice-cream tub because it will up your sugar levels and you may end up feeling a little too alert.

The traditional food before bedtime, like a glass of warm milk, actually work. Most warm liquids will make you sleepy as it will increase your body temperature. Add to that the fact that milk contains tryptophan and calcium, makes it one of the best ‘snack’ before bed. Continue reading Yes, you can snack before bedtime! You just gotta know what to eat and how much…