Nutrition and Sleep… Is there a connection?
Recently I was asked to contribute information and to be interviewed on the subject of Nutrition and Sleep. The questions I was asked to cover were, is there is a connection between what you eat and the quality of sleep you enjoy, and is there a connection between your sleep and your overall health in general?
While I’ve written a free report I will share with you, I wanted to highlight a few of the points here to stress to as many people as possible the effect that your diet has on your sleep.
Is there a connection between your diet and your sleep? Yes, definitely! I cover the connections in the report, but some of the main ones are… without good sleep, you’re more like to struggle with weight gain and obesity, develop diabetes and even cardiovascular disease
Why does diet matter when it comes to how well you sleep? For so many reasons, it’s important. We’ll discuss how much sleep most people need which is 6-9 hours of quality sleep each night, but there are different lengths of sleepers each having different typical food patterns to their diet. Find out what the different types/lengths of sleepers and their food patterns are.
What if you took steps to improve your diet? Think weight loss, reduction in sleep apnea, improvement in symptoms of depression and so much more!
How do you improve your diet to improve the quality of your sleep? This is the fun part. We love to eat, don’t we? We just need to fine tune our food choices to support a good night’s rest and our improved health, both mental and physical. Here are just a few of the suggestions I cover in this free report.
- Avoid eating chocolate in the evening. The caffeine will affect your sleep the same way a cup of coffee will.
- Avoid eating sugar. It will “amp you up” just as you should be powering down for a restful night’s sleep.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal late at night. Your digestive system will be at work making a good night’s sleep more elusive
- If you’re hungry before bed, the best snack to have is a light snack of complex carbohydrate and a little bit of protein like a few slices of apple and some almond butter or hummus. Special benefit: The pectin in the apple will also help you feel full.
You can download this FREE report here and start taking steps with your nutrition and sleep to ensure you get a great night’s rest!
Helping You Achieve Major Wellness!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC