Adjusting your eating routine may assist you with falling asleep at night. Most people eat a light breakfast, a moderate lunch, and a large meal for dinner. However, eating the larger meal for dinner can cause heartburn when you retire for the night. Your alternative would be to reverse your eating pattern to fall asleep and have a restful night.
Here are some tips to help you fall asleep:
Tip 1: Eat a healthy and large breakfast. You should eat a healthy and large breakfast since you need nutrients after breaking your nighttime fast. Choose whole grain breads and cereals, yogurt, and fruit.
Tip 2: Eat a moderate lunch. Choose brown rice, pasta, or whole grain bread and a serving of protein (fish, eggs, chicken, meat or beans.
Tip 3: Finish with a light dinner. Plan to eat a lighter dinner at least two hours before bed time. If you are still hungry, then eat a healthy snack.
Tip 4: Reduce or eliminate caffeine from your diet in the late afternoon and evening. Caffeine is a stimulant so if you’re having trouble sleeping, reduce or eliminate caffeine intake to help improve your sleep patterns.
Tip 5: Drink most of your fluids for the day by the end of dinner. Strive to drink 64 ounces of water before dinner so you won’t be making numerous trips to the bathroom during your sleeping hours.
Tip 6: Skip the alcohol. Despite making you feel drowsy, alcohol may disturb your sleep patterns so avoid it.
If you follow these tips closely and adjust your eating routine, you will fall asleep and get plenty of rest during the night.