“Bad Sleep Foods” Can Make for a Restless Night

Sure, sure—everyone knows coffee can keep you up all night. Alcohol messes with your sleep cycle. Even big meals, spicy foods, or rich meals can make for a rough night in bed.

3305158301_41a87af766_z

But reactions to specific foods and food ingredients may cause poor sleep patterns as well. New studies show food intolerances can cause insomnia, restlessness, frequent waking, restless legs, nightmares, sleep talking, and sleep walking. The most common bad sleep foods include:

  • Salicylates
  • Amines
  • Glutamates
  • Wheat/gluten, corn, and dairy
  • High-sugar foods

Learn how to spot these bad sleep foods and ingredients in The Athlete’s Fix.

The Athlete's Fix by Pip TaylorIn The Athlete’s Fix, registered dietitian Pip Taylor will help you find your problem foods—and the foods that make you feel and perform your best. The Athlete’s Fix offers a sensible, three-step program to identify your food intolerances and develop your own customized clean diet that will support better health and performance.

Find The Athlete’s Fix in bookstores; bike, run, and tri shops; and online from VeloPress, Pip Taylor (in Australia), Fishpond Australia, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, and your local independent bookseller.

Bed photo: Flickr/thien-kim

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s