One of the first things I’m focusing on to improve my sleep is to stop eating late at night.
In recent months, I’ve been feeling hungry around 9:00 or 10:00pm and have been having a snack like a glass of milk and NuTrail Blueberry Cinnamon Nut Granola or some organic peanut butter. In fact, sometimes I would even wake up at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning, feel hunger and go for another glass of milk and granola snack or spoon of peanut butter.
I’m committed to changing this as I know through research that eating at night negatively affects sleep and overall health.
I’ve been successful the last few nights and my last meal of the day has been around 6:00pm. One of the hacks I’ve used is to make myself a glass of psyllium hull fiber around 8:00pm. This along with a glass of CALM magnesium powder and teaspoon of Manuka honey before bed has calmed my hunger and I haven’t woken up and eaten anything in recent nights.
I’ve dropped a couple of pounds during this time which may simply be water weight, but I feel that I am a bit lighter and on the right track.
I’ve also taken fewer trips to the restroom at night since I made this change to stop eating late at night.
I know this is a very basic lifestyle change that will pay big dividends over time. It’s a rudimentary step in the sleep hacking journey, but you have to master the fundamentals to be great at anything and not eating late at night is certainly a primary pillar to achieving better sleep.