Raise your hand if you enjoy eating in bed. Is it a dirty little secret we need to keep hidden under our covers and in our night stand drawers? We believe there are 3 types of people in this world.
1. Those who look at eating in bed as inappropriate and dirty
2. Those who eat in bed in all the glory of the crumbs and judgment
3. Those who feel ashamed of their habit and hide their nighttime eating beneath old magazines under their bed.
Breakfast in bed is a thing. So why is it frowned upon to have a little snack while snuggling with your mattress?
Many people believe that our bed should only be used for sleeping and the other “S” word we do there. It’s a sacred place, a sleep sanctuary for rest and recharging energy levels. For others, our relationship with our mattress may be a little more indulgent. Having a picnic with your pillows can cause some issues, but if you have no plans to break this habit we have some suggestions to help improve your sleep with snacking pre-slumber.
The good, the bad, the yummy – no matter what you choose to eat in bed there are some drawbacks to be aware of.
While a full stomach can keep you awake at night, so can trying to sleep on an empty tummy. What’s the fix? Rid yourself of hunger without disrupting your sleep. If eating in bed brings you no shame (and this blogger hopes it doesn’t) and you need to snack on something before bed, in the comfort of your own covers, then I have some great suggestions to ponder.
Need more suggestions for food options to choose before bed? Here are some great choices to bring to bed with you.
Foods that contain tryptophan, which is a natural sedative that gets converted into serotonin in your body. Translation – these foods encourage a calm and sleepy you.
• Whole grain bread
• Whole grain pasta
• Pumpkin seeds
To encourage sleep, nosh on foods that are high in protein and healthy fat. This will help keep your blood sugar stable throughout the night.
• Apple & almond butter
• Pear, peanut butter and cinnamon
• Raw milk cheese with sliced cucumber
• Berries with plain yogurt
• Cottage cheese with peanut butter
Do you eat in bed? If so, what is your favorite guilty pleasure for a midnight snack?
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