Affordable Health Insurance logo Everything You Need to Know About Affordable Health Insurance and More

  The Health & Healthcare Blog  

Thursday, November 17, 2016

These 7 Snacks Will Keep You Up at Night

Most people like to snack at night. Whether it's habit or due to eating an early dinner and actually being hungry, it's a common practice. But did you know that some snacks will actually keep you from getting a good night's sleep?

Experts have found that these 7 snacks are responsible for keeping people awake at night. Some are no-brainers, while others are a surprise. See what you think.

1. Coffee — This one is the no-brainer. Coffee has caffeine, and caffeine keeps you awake.

2. Chocolate — Dark coffee contains not only caffeine but another stimulant called theobromine, which increases the heart rate and keeps you awake. Try white chocolate instead; it does not contain theobromine.

3. Nuts — Although nuts like walnuts, almonds and cashews contain healthy fats, they are harder to digest and may keep you awake.

4. Cheese — Cheeses contain an amino acid called tyramine, which releases a substance that stimulates the brain and keeps you awake.

5. Soda — Sodas are full of sugar, and sugar is a stimulant that will keep you awake.

6. Citrus - Citrus fruits like lemons can boost mental stimulation and increase energy levels, which will keep you awake.

7. Alcohol — alcohol initially acts as a sedative but later will actually disrupt your sleep.

DISCLAIMER: The content or opinions expressed on this web site are not to be interpreted as medical advice. Please consult with your doctor or medical practictioner before utilizing any suggestions on this web site.