What Foods Do You Avoid Before Going To Bed

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@wolfie34 (26875)
September 8, 2009 3:22pm CST
They say that certain foods when eaten before going to bed can actually lead to a bad night's sleep, insomnia, nightmares or feelings of discomfort. Obviously if you are sharing a bed then onions and garlic are out of the question unless you know otherwise? I think caffeine is also bad before going to bed, like chocolate and I believe cheese is also bad for you to eat before sleep? But are there any foods that you know if you eat them they will interrupt your sleep patterns and cause a sleepless night in one way or another? I write this as I am tucking into a cheese sandwich at 9.30pm at night, although I have another 2 and half hours before I go to bed. Do you make sure you don't eat anything after a certain time before going to bed? Or are there any foods that you SHOULD eat before going to bed that will actually HELP you to sleep and cure any sleep problems I know Valerin is good for me to take when I have insomnia but I was wonderful if there were any foods that can actually help you get a good night's sleep? Or ones to avoid.