01/40Foods that can cause sleep issues

Foods that can cause sleep issues

You might know a few things about what all can cause sleep issues and ways to cure them. And you also might be the person who'd eat early dinners and go to bed at a reasonable time in the nights. Although, there will be times when you just can't get yourself to sleep and you keep wondering what went wrong. This is when food comes into the picture. Yes, you read that right. The quote 'you are what you eat' stand absolutely true as even your sleep depends on the foods you've eaten before bedtime. There's a list of foods that you should absolutely avoid if you wish to sleep like a baby and we're going to provide you with just that. Make sure you don't consume these foods or else you'll very much experience insomnia or other sleep related issues.


02/40Button mushrooms

Button mushrooms

Sine mushrooms contain polyols and sugar alcohols that are too large, the small intestine finds it difficult to digest. This in turn makes it difficult for you to sleep since it starts to make you feel bloated. In fact, you'll end up making too many bathroom breaks in the night,




Thinking that a high-fat or high-protein dinner will keep you full all night long is rather going to keep you up all night as well. Like many other foods on the list, a steak dinner can also give you indigestion issues or acid reflux.




These are a perfect go-to late-night snack option but they can really keep you tossing and turning through the night. It is because of the processed cheese as well as the toppings that may include meat which makes it a fatty meal. This can sit in your stomach for way too long and disturb your sleep.




You might think that eating fruits before bedtime doesn't affect your body. But grapefruits are very low-cal and high in vitamin C and potassium. They might give you the kind of acidity you'd not want during your sleep hours. It's a fruit that can easily trigger heartburn and so you need to not consume it before bed.


06/40Buffalo wings

Buffalo wings

Dietary fats as well as fiery spices both can give you the kind of heartburn which makes it difficult to sleep in the night. Hence, there's a good chance that buffalo wings can end up giving your chest and throat the kind of pain you wouldn't want to feel before bedtime.


07/40Salad dressing

Salad dressing

Salad is always a great idea, however be careful with the dressing you top it with. Many of the famous store-bought salad dressings have hidden sources of sugar which can make it difficult for you to sleep. Check those nutrition labels at all times.


08/40Candy bars

Candy bars

Candy bars are high in sugar and so eating them late in the night can really mess up your sleep schedule and can keep you awake for longer hours in the night. So make sure you don't give in to your midnight chocolate cravings as it can keep you up all night long.




Oranges sure are healthy for us as they're high in vitamin C, but they're also highly acidic which can in fact keep you up from sound sleep. Fruits like these can cause heaart burn or make the symptoms even worse if you consume on an empty stomach.




This one is a cruciferous vegetable that is loaded with vitamins and is also highly insoluble fiber. But that's exactly why it takes longer for you to digest this food and since you don't have enough time before bedtime, broccoli can actually keep you up for quite a bit of the night. You can instead have broccoli for lunch.