What do you do when you get hungry in the middle of the night?

Philippines
May 28, 2008 3:06am CST
Sometimes we eat our dinner too early around 6pm so we can all eat together, but I go to sleep at 12am-2am and at the middle of the night I get hungry but I really wanna get on with my sleep but I'm so hungry I can't sleep!!! after wasting an hour of sleeping time I finally decide to look if any store is open at that time, if not I end up cooking for myself finish eating at 4am then I can't go to sleep until probably an hour has passed then I wake up at 10-11am... I wake up soooo late but I still don't get enough sleep! that's why I get real cranky in the morning, the same thing happens to me twice or thrice a week... do any of you get the same problems???
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@Cocoa33 (921)
• United States
28 May 08
when i go to store. i stack up on things like cookies, some candy,etc. i put it away and have it on standby. so on those late nites when i m craving something. i have to something to eat.
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• Philippines
29 May 08
what a coincidence i just did that before i logged in to mylot!
• United States
28 May 08
I eat something light. Usually fruit, veggie or popcorn. Maybe peanut butter on celery or something like that. If I eat something too heavy, indigestion gets me every time.
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• Philippines
29 May 08
i never tried peanut butter on celery before but i've heard of it!
@phoenix25 (1543)
• United States
28 May 08
I do that too, though not as bad. I don't go to sleep until 12 to 2 am also and I usually eat dinner around 5 or 6 pm. I often get STARVING around 10 or 11 o'clock, so I will often make a salad to try to stave off hunger, but that never is enough. I try not to eat a lot when I am hungry that late, but I get sooooo hungry. People are always saying it's so terrible to eat after 7 pm, but I'm like what if you don't go to sleep until late? I can't help being a night owl. I have always been that way. It's so hard to go to sleep when you are so hungry. Sometimes if I go to sleep hungry my sugar will crash while I am sleeping and I wake up feeling TERRIBLE. Sometimes, though, I wake up and just eat breakfast cuz I'm just that hungry.
• Philippines
29 May 08
yeah, i'm trying to make it better!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
28 May 08
If i get hungry in the middle of the night a glass of water helps; but if the water does not help i will eat a light snack and that will hold me till the next morning to get up and eat something.
• Philippines
29 May 08
by then you can finally eat as much as you like!
@twallace (2675)
• United States
28 May 08
If i get hungry in the middle of the night a glass of water helps; but if the water does not help i will eat a light snack and that will hold me till the next morning to get up and eat something.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 May 08
My Fiance and I are rather night owls so if he gets hungry during the night he'll tell me, or I'll tell him if I do. I usually will cook him either a pizza bites or maybe fix him a sandwich. It all depends on what we have eaten the night prior, we might just have left overs!
• Philippines
28 May 08
our dog eats our left-overs so too bad for me I just have to cook all over again...
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 May 08
why? Why not save some for yourself?
• Philippines
28 May 08
i have no choice, their big eaters! dog food's not enough for those spoiled dogs!
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@ryshawneo (405)
• Philippines
28 May 08
Well, I make sure that i have food or snacks available in case. So, when i got hungry in the middle of the night i can just get it and eat it! But, there was a time that i forgot to left or buy snacks before going to sleep, so when i woke up so hungry, i have no choice but to take a couple of spoon of my son's milk powder and eat it! :)
• Philippines
28 May 08
you should've eaten it with sugar! that'll make it more tasty!
• Philippines
28 May 08
Poewder milk is already sweet for me, so i prefer not to put sugar! :) you can put it on your rice.. I love eating rice with powder milk :) HHMMMM
• Philippines
29 May 08
seriously!!? that's kinda giving me the champorado feeling except milk flavor!
• China
29 May 08
keep sleeping! i will!
• Philippines
29 May 08
yeah, don't worry no one will bother you here!
• China
30 May 08
but the hungry will bother me and &my poor sleepy,,lol,
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
28 May 08
For sure I'll find some food to eat. If I'm lazy to go out buy food at McDonald or KFC, I'll just eat maggie mee or cup mee. Otherwise, a cup of hot drink will satisfy my stomach!!! I have no problem to sleep straight after eating and still can wake up as usual! Yeah!
• Philippines
28 May 08
yeah, mcdo or KFC would be the perfect midnight snack!! and i guess it is easy to go back to sleep after a meal!
@lieanat (1140)
• Malaysia
28 May 08
yup. but it makes me more fatty now. Sigh...
@flowerchilde (12518)
• United States
28 May 08
I can have trouble sleeping, but I never get hungry or think of food during the night, ao I guess it could be worse!
• Philippines
28 May 08
if anything could be worse for me, it would be no food around to eat, then i'll end up hungry and sleepy until the sun comes up...
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• United States
28 May 08
..once in a while if I can't sleep I will eat something really sugary, as sugar makes me very sleepy..
@subha12 (18453)
• India
28 May 08
actually i think this is not so right routine. everything is happennning at wrong time. so better try to do everything in time. wake up eaRLY. take emals at right times. then eat dinner at right time also. then will find the time more managable.
• Philippines
28 May 08
time's never really been on my side when it comes to those kind of stuff...
• Canada
28 May 08
I just eat something small like a hot dog, some soup or just get something to drink.
@manya_pearl (1905)
• Singapore
1 Jun 08
wah, you had a huge responses. Hmmm... If i get hungruy in the middle of the night, i probably going out and order food in the nearest 24 hours restaurant, near from my apartment (they have no delivery service thats why i should walking there), or if im too lazy to leave my room, i just call mcdonalds or pizza hut for free delivery. I dont want to cook for myself. I do also love to drink milk in the midnight. It makes my stomach more full... The same like you, i cant sleep if im really hungry. I cant sleep... hehee.
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
that's really nice! i'm not allowed to do that i guess we both have that problem!
@venticius (156)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I like milk when I get hungry in the middle of the night, I know its not food, but still. Does milk help yall get back to sleep??
• Philippines
3 Jun 08
milk works for everyone!
@gloreymay (882)
• Philippines
31 May 08
When I'm hungry, I usually go down to get some food. I can't sleep if I'm hungry. I usually prepare sandwich and milk.
• Philippines
31 May 08
yeah, i just find it hard to sleep with an empty stomach!
@hcpoirot (1562)
• Indonesia
31 May 08
I always get hungry at midnight. So usually i made a glass of milk with cookies, or sometimes a porridge with water or noodle cup with orange juice. After eat them, I went to bed easily.
• Philippines
31 May 08
if you notice it's like they're all paired up!
@rhane7315 (5673)
• Philippines
31 May 08
i eat or drink some hot chocolate when i get hungry in the middle of the night. i can never go to sleep if i'm hungry at all lol
• Philippines
31 May 08
hot chocolate sounds good!
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
31 May 08
I agree with you, we couldn’t fall asleep if we feel hungry wake up in the night. I usually will go to the kitchen to hunt something for me to fill up my stomach so as I could fall fast asleep again. I am not picky. I would take any snack I come across. If I could find nothing I would then take a cup of hot milk.
• Philippines
31 May 08
yeah it's hard to be picky when you're hungry!
• Mauritius
29 May 08
I always keep some snacks on my table as i usually have my dinner early so am sure that i'll be hungry in the middle of the night so when i wake up in the middle of the night i have the snacks:)
• Philippines
30 May 08
you're really prepared!
• Philippines
29 May 08
Ahahaha! when I get hungry at nigt I do tune sandwiches! Yummy! Then sometimes I boil a potato then just but butter and cheese!!! then some bacon on top of it! hahaha! mmmm!
• Philippines
29 May 08
that soundsgood! especially about the bacon part!
@GreenMoo (11842)
29 May 08
I think if I were you I'd make a snack before retiring! There's nothing worse than waking hungry. I would go and raid the fridge, there would be something in there to nibble on. Where I am, I'd have to drive an awfully long way to fing a shop open in the middle of the night!
• Philippines
29 May 08
c'mon you don't think i'd go as far as driving out to find an open store do you? actually if i were desperate i would i'm just not licensed to drive yet!