food and sleep
Sleep better and feel more energized during the day by avoiding these sleep-sabotaging foods.
When you're considering the food choices you make in order to support your health, keep in mind that you're also influencing how well you sleep -- and that it's not just what you eat, but when, that may matter.
Research has found that certain nutrients in food can affect sleep, from how easy it is to fall asleep at a reasonable hour to the quality of rest we get throughout the night. See what you should munch on for better nights and what foods to skip.
A study by researchers at UC Berkeley revealed why just one sleepless night can make us crave calorie-dense junk food like
We don't know from this study whether diet is influencing sleep or sleep is influencing food choice, or both. But the evidence is abundant that these two pillars of health -- sleep and diet -- affect each other in a number of ways. We've seen a great deal of research that diet and weight control are strongly influenced by sleep, and that too little sleep can make eating healthfully more challenging.