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What are some good foods for insomniacs to avoid?

  1. Earl S. Wynn profile image84
    Earl S. Wynnposted 7 years ago

    What are some good foods for insomniacs to avoid?

  2. Coolcovers profile image59
    Coolcoversposted 7 years ago

    chocolate contains caffeine, that's probably a good place to start(stop)

  3. lilibees profile image60
    lilibeesposted 7 years ago

    Anything spicy too! Caffeine and well late eating in general!

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    cookingdivaposted 7 years ago

    Coffee, specially late in evening to sleep better.

    I heard drinking milk helps with sleep! I have not tried it though.

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 7 years ago

    chocolate, chocolate covered espresso beans, amphetamine laced coffee. . . . . .

  6. Laura Spector profile image82
    Laura Spectorposted 7 years ago

    All the above and I'll add tea (even though it's in the category of caffeine) and I'll add cheese to that list.  Also, lots of water is not a good idea - actually drinking anything before attempting to go to bed is not a good idea....

  7. internett1t3 profile image58
    internett1t3posted 7 years ago

    I think everything that has caffeine. Coffee is number one on the list.

  8. Sue Bond profile image75
    Sue Bondposted 7 years ago

    Anything with caffeine - coffee, chocolate, some pops (Colas, Jolt, Mountain Dew).  Some teas are caffeinated as well. 

    In addition to foods, if you're having trouble sleeping you may need to modify your sleep environment. 
    1,  No TVs in the bedroom - train your body that bed is a place to sleep, not watch tv.
    2.  Complete darkness - so use black-out type material on the windows. 
    3.  Cool temperature. 
    4.  If you have a lot on your mind, write it all down on a piece of paper and tell yourself you'll take care of it in the morning. Otherwise you may end up tossing and turning all night long because of those things on your mind.

    I find I naturally get sleepy at a certain time.  If I stay awake past that because I'm watching a tv show or reading, I get energized and then it takes longer to fall asleep.