Thoughts on Sleep and Food / by Garrek Stemo

Back in October we wrote about the relationship between the food you eat and the quality of sleep you get. Researchers had found a link between insomnia and diet. For example, eating too much and not getting enough nutrition can had bad effects on sleep quality. I definitely notice that if I eat too much I don't get a good night's sleep. It can be difficult for me to fall asleep and I never quite feel refreshed when I wake up. As for the quality of food I eat, I'm not sure about sleep in particular, but if I eat lots of unhealthy food during the week I feel tired and slow throughout the day and my productivity suffers.

Drinking alcohol before bed might also contribute to poor sleep. Drinking before bed might make you fall asleep faster, but the quality of the sleep you get is reduced. You might want to think twice before enjoying that nightcap.

Do you notice any difference in quality of sleep linked to your diet? Let us know in the comments!