Sugar and carbs
Eating sugar or simple carbohydrate will cause your blood sugar to spike. If you eat either before bed you are dumping a lot of energy into your body just when you want to quiet it down. You will also cause an insulin spike, which cleans out your blood of sugar, leading to blood sugar crash and leads to the midnight snacks. Unhappy cycle to get caught up in at dinner, it pays to skip dessert.
Excitotoxins are additives used to make foods taste better. The Glutamate and aspartame are the most well-known. And excitotoxins are very dangerous. They’ve been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier, and stimulate neurons until they burn out. Consequently, there are those who think that excitotoxins linked to number of degenerative brain diseases. That’s enough reason to stay away. But if you need another brain with bits that are literally being excited to death isn’t exactly in a restful state.
I can’t tell you how many patients I’ve seen with sleep trouble, who discover that sleep is not the problem it is food allergies. Of course, this won’t apply to everyone. But if you’re suffering from sleep troubles try removing certain foods or types of foods, from your diet and see if that makes a difference gluten is a great place to start followed dairy. Give it about a week or so. If your sleep returns to normal, congrats—you’ve just diagnosed the problem.
This should go without saying, but it’s worth a reminder anyway. Any stimulant like caffeine is going to affect the body’s ability to sleep. You should not have any coffee or tea anywhere close to bedtime. But not just coffee. Dark chocolate, while a healthy food, also contains stimulants that can make it difficult to get to sleep. And even some depressants like alcohol have stimulating effect on some people. If you’re having trouble falling asleep, avoid all adulterated products and see if it makes a difference. Caffeine especially sneaky, since it tends to affect ageing. It is easy to miss the warning signs when you haven’t changed any old habits.How you sleep is affected by what you eat. If you are having trouble sleeping, look to your food before anything else. The odds are very good that’s where you’ll find your problem. Luckily with a little self-control, plenty of fiber that is where you’ll find solution as well.
Positions of sleep and Exercise
Research shows sleep positions affect sleep and gives clues about the person in general with regard to their confidence and approach to life in general. As sleep experts discovered recently the position of sleep says a lot about a person. These various postions impact sleep so change positions not to get cramps or pins and needles blood circulation problems. To help with sleep exercise helps to relieve back pain if uncomfortable sleeping. So can select the best suitable for you if you feel you need to exercise. If unsure check with physiotherapist treating you before you undertake any exercise.
Suitable Room Temperature
Sleep During Hot or cold weather varies so prepare adequately for each season to sleep better. Wear lose garments during Hot days especially light colours aerate the body better. Avoid duvets and use a thin fabric if needed. Others can sleep without any cloth at night. Know your body type whether Hot flushes or a cold type feeling cold always dress according to how your body works to sleep better. Important to control room temperature to open windows for fresh air if safe to do so and dress warmer in winter with heavr duvets to keep body warm.
- Olney, JW, Excitotoxins in food, Neurotoxicology, 1994 Fall; 15(3):535-44
- Alice G. Walton, How Diet May Be Linked To The Quality Of Our Sleep,Forbes, Jan 17 2016
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