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11 foods you should never eat before bed

Food can improve sleep and harm sleep. In fact, our diets have a huge influence on our sleep health. Today I want to share a list of 11 foods you want to avoid eating late at night if you're suffering from insomnia. Some of the foods that make this list [...]

Fasting can harm sleep and may cause insomnia

I've written quite a few posts about the importance of food and diet when it comes to sleep health. Recently I found evidence that fasting can harm our sleep. A small Moroccan study from 2001 found that those fasting for Ramadan took longer to fall asleep during their month of [...]

The Atkins diet may cause insomnia

We already know there's a link between body weight and insomnia; now we're finding yet another potential link between your diet and the quality of your sleep. The culprit this time is the Atkins diet. The Atkins diet (officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach) is a low-carbohydrate diet and this [...]

10 types of food all insomniacs should know about

I've written before about foods that cure insomnia, and foods that cause insomnia. Here are a few more to add to your 'naughty/nice' list. Foods that may relieve insomnia Pumpkin seeds - A good source of magnesium. Sesame seeds - Rich in tryptophan (a building block of serotonin). Cottage cheese [...]

Insomniacs burn more calories but expend less energy

A new study has found that missing one night of sleep forces the body to burn an extra 161 calories. Before you start considering insomnia as an ideal slimming aid, you should also know that the body tries to make up for this the following day by conserving energy. During [...]

Beat insomnia by changing the way you eat

We were recently skimming over some typical insomnia advice when we came across this nugget; apparently, you can improve your odds of getting a good night's sleep by eating small, healthy meals rather than large, unhealthy ones. The theory behind this is that your body won't have to put as [...]