Foods to Avoid Before Bed For Better Sleep | Luma Sleep

If you're having trouble falling asleep, or staying asleep, you may want to look more closely at what you're eating and drinking before bedtime.

Here is a list of food and drinks to avoid before bedtime:

1. Soda, coffee or teas with caffeine: caffeine is a stimulant that will keep you awake.

2. Steak: red meat is fatty and high in protein which causes your body to work overtime to digest.

3. Alcohol: believed to be a depressant, this can affect your REM sleep.

4. Spicy foods: can cause heartburn and discomfort.

5. French fries: can cause heartburn and put your digestive tract into overdrive.

6. Chili: hot sauce, beans, beef. Just like spicy foods, it can cause heartburn and an upset stomach.

7. Celery: is a natural diuretic and can cause you to have to urinate more often throughout the night.

8. Pizza: the heavy carbs and meats can cause your stomach to over-work to process everything.

9. Candy bars: the sugar content can cause increases in nightmares.

10. Garlic: can cause heartburn.

Which can you cut out of your bedtime routine?