Midnight snacks and sweet dreams might sound like a marriage made in heaven, but it can be a much more troubled relationship.
In fact, most evidence suggests that we should try to avoid large late-night dinners if we’re in pursuit of good sleep. A big meal last thing in the evening can throw your body clock out of sync and fire up your digestive system, keeping you awake later than you’d like.
Meanwhile, certain smaller snacks can improve our chances of getting the full 40 winks. Cherries, milk, rice, bananas, turkey, sweet potatoes and valerian tea all contain sleep-promoting chemicals and carbohydrates.