Many people struggle with waking up in the middle of the night.
They go to sleep fine, but then somewhere around 2-4 a.m. they wake up and feel wide awake.
This insomnia problem is sometimes related to blood sugar regulation issues.
Sleep Better by Eating Right at Night
Some people believe the eating late at night can make you fat, that may not necessarily be true. If you don’t sleep well at night, that in itself can make it difficult to lose weight. If your blood sugar drops at night, then coritsol comes into play along with adrenaline, and that can be bad for sleep and for your waistline.
Here is Dr. Stephen Lee’s simple recommendation: Eat some healthy protein and some low glycemic fruit, like an apple about an hour before bed. The protein helps to slow down the carbohydrate burn and if all goes well keeps your blood sugar in a good range so you can sleep.
An after dinner dessert may be one of the worst things you can do for a good night’s sleep. If you have sleep troubles, experiment with eating fewer carbs, especially simple carbs at the evening meal.
Many people report sleeping better after following an alkaline diet, rich in alkalizing vegetables. Magnesium is helpful for relaxation and sleep and magnesium is found in chlorophyll rich veggies like leafy greens.
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