Is diet disrupting your sleep?
Certain things you eat or drink can really affect your sleep.
Caffeine is a stimulant, so you might find it makes it harder to fall asleep. You could sleep more lightly, wake frequently or need extra trips to the bathroom. Caffeine is not found solely in coffee — some teas, energy drinks and soft drinks have it too.
Dishes with plenty of chilli and garlic can cause you heartburn and indigestion, making sleep difficult, so you might need to lay off late-night curries with a good night’s sleep in mind.
Creamy pastas and deep-fried dishes delay digestion, which means you could have a restless night. These types of foods can also trigger heartburn.
While a nightcap might help you doze off, you’re likely to wake throughout the night and have a less restful sleep — so try your best to cut down on booze.
Certain foods can contribute to poor sleep