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We’ve all been guilty of opening up the fridge for that late night snack. Whether it’s a bowl of ice cream or something healthier like some carrot sticks, studies show that you should avoid snacking before bed altogether. 

When you eat close to your bedtime, your body continues to digest your food and create energy for your body. This can make it difficult for your body to relax and get ready for sleep. In addition, several studies have shown that eating close to bedtime can result in weight gain. Snacking before bed also often goes along with other sleep disrupting habits like watching TV or browsing your phone. So, not only will snacking before bed disrupt your sleep patterns, it can also negatively impact your diet and lead to other bad habits that mess with your sleep.

If you suffer from heartburn, then snacking before bed is an especially bad idea since it can increase your acid reflux systems. In general, you should avoid eating anything at least 3 hours before you go to bed to lessen your heartburn and decrease other negative impacts of nighttime snacking.

If you find that you are having trouble kicking the habit of late-night snacking, be sure to eat a well-rounded meal so that you fill full the rest of the evening. If you find yourself still wanting a snack before bedtime, avoid snacks that contain sugar and caffeine. 

If you’re looking for a good night’s sleep, come check out our quality mattresses at Factory Mattress and Bedrooms in Rocky Mount, NC.