Eating healthy isn’t just good for our waistlines. It turns out, our diet affects sleep in a major way.
While this is still a topic we’re learning more about, a growing amount of research in the last few years has highlighted the connection between what we eat and how we sleep.
I know how enjoyable reaching for that sugary box of cereal in the morning or indulging in a midnight snack can be. But before doing the same, hang on for just a moment. Here are a few key points to consider when it comes to your diet and your sleep.
Your Diet Affects Your Sleep
You can think of food’s relationship to sleep in the same way you think about fuel for your car; sure, you can put the cheapest gas in your tank, but in the long run, it can start to take its toll on your engine.
The same goes for your diet. Putting certain foods in your system might taste good momentarily, but they can end up costing us severely when we’re laying in bed later …