Sleep.pngMost people will not eat before going to sleep. Two common reasons for this is because the person may not sleep as well, or because they are trying to lose weight and do not want to eat something and not have an opportunity to burn off some calories before going to sleep. You do not really need a lot of calories to sleep, after all.

For active people, though, you do want something in your stomach when you go to sleep. Not a full course meal, obviously; there’s no need for that. But a light snack such as a piece of bread or an apple an hour or 30 minutes before going to sleep can lead to better sleep and can make it easier to get up in the morning. If I do not eat before going to bed, I tend to wake up with stomach cramps in the middle of the night. If I try to run in the morning without eating first, I won’t get a mile before I will be completely exhausted.

Your mileage may vary with this tip. Everybody’s body is different, and your body may not like eating right before you go to sleep. There is only one way to find out, though, and it is a good thing to know.