These 6 Foods Are the Reason You Can't Sleep, According to a Nutritionist
We pick the brains of models day in and day out, constantly prying into their medicine cabinets and kitchen cupboards in an attempt to uncover their elusive model secrets. In these endeavours, we hear a lot about eating clean and avoiding sugar, but rarely do we hear diet tips from a model who also happens to have her degree in nutritional science. That’s exactly what we found in Alicia Rountree. The Mauritian model (she’s got the island hair and bronzed glow to prove it) is also a certified nutritionist and restaurateur (she has to be able to put her knowledge into practice, right?), and today she’s sharing her secrets with us.
Are you having difficulty sleeping and don’t know why? Sure, we all have times when stress is the culprit and we find ourselves tossing and turning all night. But stress may not be the only reason you’re still tossing and turning. It may sound surprising, but the foods you eat can have a huge impact on your ability to get a restful night’s sleep and lead to a groggy morning.
Take a look at the foods below, and try avoiding them if you find yourself munching on them in the evening.
Yes, that’s why you wake up twice in the night to go to the bathroom. It is so important to have an uninterrupted full night’s sleep. Try to stop consuming any liquids after 8 p.m. (just make sure to stay hydrated throughout the day).
To help induce a peaceful night’s rest, there are a few rules you should follow. First, try to cut out electronic use at least one hour before bed. (That includes cell phones, too!) Have your phone in another room, and buy a standard alarm clock so you don’t need your phone to wake you up in the morning.
It’s also helpful to have a calming ritual before bed. Light a candle and dim the lights. I love using a touch of lavender spray on my pillowcase to promote a deep and peaceful sleep. I also love to read in bed. There’s something about a good book that helps me drift off into dreamland. A warm shower or bubble bath is equally relaxing to prep for bed. As you’re falling asleep, take some deep breaths to calm your mind and visualise yourself having a great night’s sleep.
Here are some of my favourite tools to prep for bedtime:
What helps you get a a peaceful night’s rest? Tell us your tips in the comments!