It’s two o’clock in the morning, and even though you have to be up for work in less than five hours, you just cannot fall asleep. You’re tried everything from counting sheep to a warm milk toddy, but nothing’s working. Then you remember — after dinner you had that espresso drink… is that why you can’t sleep? It could be! If you’re not sure what’s safe to eat or drink before bed, and want to make sure you get a good night’s sleep, I can help! Here’s a list from my personal trainer of 7 foods to avoid for a good night’s sleep…
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Coffee itself is loaded with caffeine, a stimulant, and most coffee drinks, like mochas and lattes, are also full of sugar. To make sure you get a good night’s sleep, avoid drinking coffee after four p.m. If you just have to have it, then at least make it decaf… which, by the way, still does actually contain caffeine!