can you sleep well on an empty stomah?

@saralee1 (1983)
United States
June 26, 2007 11:23pm CST
I can't. for some reason it bugs me, so I always have to eat a piece of cheese, or bread or something before I sleep. What about you?
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14 responses
• United States
27 Jun 07
I just read in a magazine (and wouldn't you know I can't find the article now to quote it correctly) something about making sure you don't go to bed with an empty stomach because it does make it harder to fall asleep and stay asleep. I cannot remember the reason why. I can't fall asleep when I'm hungry. I usually get up and eat something small with protein or fiber in it, just to soothe my stomach. Then I can fall asleep faster. My husband says that if he goes to sleep when he's hungry he wakes up feeling full. Weird?? I'm not sure what that's about.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
27 Jun 07
LOL feel full when you wake up? maybe the reason so many people skip breakfast! my hubby and I are the same way. but I have to eat "something still" before sleeping.
• United States
27 Jun 07
Isn't that funny? I had a good laugh at his expense when he told me that. :o) BTW, he does skip breakfast almost every day. Maybe that's the secret to a slimmer new me, LMAO!!
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Naw, skipping breakfast isn't slimming, or I'd be a super model (ROFLOL)I have heard the problem with weight, is not eating ENOUGH, and not exercising enough. I'd have to agree with this one, especially my body!
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
i can sleep relatively ok on an empty stomach. I've trained myself not to eat at night because i'm watching my weight.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Yeah, my grandfather had a thing about not eating after 3 pm in order to lose weight, and he lost and kept off 50 pds!
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
wow, that's amazing! my friends usually abide by the "none-after-six (pm)" diet, but this is the first time i've heard about a 3 pm cut-off. :) congrats to your gramps. it must have been tough. :)
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I have no idea how he could stand it, but he swore by it! My husband and I always try to have an early dinner, he goes to bed early, and I stay up late. but I also snack on fillers such as peanuts to curb my appetite.
@youless (99264)
• Guangzhou, China
27 Jun 07
It's a terrible feeling to sleep with an empty stomach. I will go to eat something, even if just a few biscuits. Then it'll make me sleep well.
@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
29 Jun 07
yes, I agree. I am amazed by people who can, and do sleep without eating, and it is just....disturbing!
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
27 Jun 07
I like to have a small bowl of cereal before I sleep. Eight hours is a long time to go without food.
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@saralee1 (1983)
• United States
27 Jun 07
cereal is a good choice. low in fat, but high in sugar. well, some of them!
@2babita (1074)
• India
4 Jul 07
I can do but it just for a day not for more.
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@horsesrule (1959)
• United States
28 Jun 07
If I am hungry, I can't sleep. Plus I am diabetic so if I ignore that empty stomach feeling, I will start to feel really sick. So now I use glucerna drinks for diabetics and they really help me out.
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@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
27 Jun 07
Like you, I like to have a light snack before I lay down to sleep. Seems like if I don't have a light snack, my belly rumbles and churns and even sometimes burns! If I get to sleep, I awaken several hours later with a burning and churning stomach! Man say that to eat at bedtime will cause weight gain. According to Weight Watchers, it doesn't matter if one eats at bedtime, it is the total clories eaten per day versus those burned per day that causes weight loss or gain.
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27 Jun 07
i find sometimes when i cant sleep i go to the kitchen and get something to eat. it helps calm me down and then i can get to sleep better. being really hungry keeps me up but then its the opposite in the day if i eat too much i get tired and feel like sleeping
@langhua (501)
• China
27 Jun 07
I can't sleep well on a empty stomach.
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@sharon_ (1171)
• United States
27 Jun 07
I have to eat something before going to bed. My head starts feeling "funny" if I don't.
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@Ashgun (472)
27 Jun 07
No i really cant! I would definitely wake up and try to find something to bit before going to slepp if ever i am feeling hungry! I always eat some biscuits or a yohurt... And if ever i ignore that i am hungry then i wont be able to sleep properly i will wake up every 1hour lol
@shadjee1 (604)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
I cant sleep with my stomach empty. It seems that i can hear my stomach growling and will be force to wake up and open the fridge.
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
27 Jun 07
I just can't! But only if I'm really hungry. If I had dinners a couple of hours before, it's fine. Just be careful, it's not good for health to eat too much before going to sleep. At this time your body wants to slow down and that goes to digestion.
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
27 Jun 07
Yes, without dinner. I like it but not everyday. I'm gonna die early then.
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