November 24, 2008 1:04pm CST
Eating too much to close to bedtime could be the problem. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the more calories you consume late at night, the more likely you are to have fragmented sleep or sleep apnea (a condition in which you stop breathing for several seconds at a time). Ideally, you should finish your last big meal at least 2 hours before you hit the sack; if that's not possible, at least avoid spicy foods (which can cause heartburn) and high-fat foods (which take a long time to digest). For a soothing bedtime snack, try a glass of warm skim milk with honey.