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Foods That Keep You Awake

If you are having trouble falling or staying asleep at night, your diet could be to blame. Steer clear of these top sleep saboteurs and you should be getting a good nights rest in no time.

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Caffeine
You know that caffeine will keep you wide-awake, but what you may not realise? Coffee and soda aren't the only culprits. Some over the counter medicines contain caffeine, too, as do many teas. If you are caffeine sensitive, start opting for decaf and checking the labels of any meds you are planning to take about eight hours before bedtime.

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Alcohol
A glass of wine might sound like it will help you relax and fall asleep, but studies have actually found that alcohol causes frequent waking at night. See, while booze may help you drift off, it also reduces REM sleep and without it, you will not feel like you have logged any shuteye at all. So stick to just one glass no more than one to two hours before bed to avoid a rocky night.

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Fluids
Water is great for weight loss and staying healthy but can have the unfortunate side effect of waking you up for middle of the night bathroom breaks and not only do 2 a.m. toilet runs interrupt your sleep cycle, but they can also cut into your REM sleep. Try to avoid drinking fluids 60-90 minutes before your usual bedtime to make sure you actually spend all night in bed.

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Aged and Fermented Foods
Tyramine, an amino acid found in aged and fermented foods, stimulates the brain and could keep you up at night as a result. Aged cheese, smoked fish, and cured meats all contain it, so if you must have a cheesy snack before bedtime, stick to the fresh stuff, like mozzarella.

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Tomato Based Products
Anything with a lot of acid can cause heartburn and discomfort during the night and that includes tomato based foods and spicy dishes. To prevent tossing and turning, stay away from these types of foods at least three hours before you hit the sack.