HEALTH

WATCH WHAT YOU EAT AND DRINK TO SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT

Here are 3 things you can avoid in order to improve sleep

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Sometimes all that’s needed to make a positive changes is to remove the stuff that’s getting in the way. 

 

When it comes to quality sleep, there are a handful of things that often disrupt your ability to achieve consistent, high quality sleep. By impairing sleep, these things can undermine performance, energy and health. 

 

Here are 3 things you can avoid in order to improve sleep. 

 

#1 avoid caffein late in the day. Colas, coffee, some teas and chocolate contain caffeine, which is a stimulant. Even consuming these in the afternoon can have an affect on your sleep. Avoiding caffein in the afternoons and evenings can improve sleep. 

 

#2 avoid alcohol. Even if you feel that alcohol helps you get to sleep, it can reduce your REM sleep, keeping you in lighter, less restorative sleep. 

 

#3 avoid large meals before sleep. Large meals can cause digestive issues, which interferes with sleep.