The book SLEEP TO BE SEXY, SMART, and SLIM has all sorts of tips on things you need to do to help you fall asleep and stay asleep through the night.
One of the tips that they suggest is to watch what you eat in the hours before you go to sleep, eating only foods that digest quicker.
A study entitled High Glycemic Index Carbohydrate Meals May Shorten Sleep Onset published in the American Journal of Clincal Nutrition agrees with this philosphy, stating that eating a meal with a high glycemic index four hours before you go to sleep can cut your “falling to sleep” time in half by increasing the amount of tryptophan and seratonin your body produces.
Some of the foods that are recommended, based on their high Glycemic Index:
- Jelly beans
- Chip-oriented snacks, such as corn chips, pretzels or rice cakes
- Basic cereals, such as Corn Flakes
- Simple sweet snacks, such as vanilla wafers