Eating before going to bed can interfere with quality zzz’s and weight control. There are times, however, when a late night snack or drink is needed to stop hunger pangs. Top choices that boost sleep and conquer cravings are a:
* slice of cheese
* cup of plain yogurt
* handful of walnuts, almonds or pistachio nuts
* slice of whole wheat bread with a dab of peanut butter or piece of turkey
* bowl of oatmeal
* hard boiled egg
Terrific drink options are a glass of cherry juice, chamomile or green tea.
Desserts should be enjoyed in the early evening and not as a late night snack. Chocolate contains caffeine and sweet treats create havoc on blood sugar levels which, in turn, disrupts the sleep cycle.