No matter who you are, there's going to be a time when you'll have trouble sleeping. Sure, sometimes there's an obvious problem. Maybe you just saw a scary movie or something in your life really has you worrying. But it's just as frustrating when you have no idea what's keeping you awake. You would like nothing more than to go to sleep, but your body just won't let you do it. And so, you toss and turn and get even more tired. Why is this happening?
It turns out it might have been something you ate. There are actually a lot of different foods that can keep you wide awake and they each have their own reasons for doing it. Let's go through these different choices that you should probably avoid if it's close to bedtime.
1. 生蔬菜 Raw vegetables
Veggies like celery and carrots make great snacks and give you a healthy energy boost. But when you're trying to sleep, an energy boost is the last thing you need.
2. 咖啡因 Caffeine
I know it seems obvious, but you can find it in more than just coffee, soda and chocolate. If you're taking headache medication, there's a good chance it has caffeine in it and won't let you sleep.
3. 陈年的奶酪 Aged cheese
The problem with older cheeses is the tyramine you can find in them. This releases a stimulating chemical in your brain, which is kind of the opposite of what you want.
4. 酒精 Alcohol
But wait, doesn't alcohol actually put you to sleep? Yes, but it reduces the REM sleep you're getting, which is the most important kind if you want to feel refreshed when you wake up.
5. 辣的食物 Spicy foods
Spicy foods can cause heartburn, which is a really easy way to disrupt your sleep.
6. 水 Water
There's nothing in water to stop you from sleeping, but you might have a hard time going back to sleep if you have to rush to the bathroom.
7. 加工或熏制的肉 Processed or cured meats
That Baconator may be tempting, but it's got a heaping helping of tyramine. You'll get the same unwanted energy from most deli meats.
8. 油腻的食品 Fatty foods in general
Fried and high-fat foods can kick your digestion into high gear, which is bad news if you don't want to spend the night in the bathroom.
9. 黑巧克力 Dark chocolate.
Even putting the caffeine aside, dark chocolate has a special compound that raises your heart rate. This makes it harder to sleep.
10. 番茄 Tomatoes
Tomatoes are acidic, which means they can give you some heartburn problems during the night.
11. 橙子 Oranges
Fruits like oranges and grapefruits can also trigger heartburn because they're high in citric acid.
12. 德国酸菜 Sauerkraut
If you want to celebrate Oktoberfest early, don't do it near bedtime. Sauerkraut contains a large amount of our old friend tyramine, which is turning out to be a go-getter when it comes to ruining sleep.
13. 牛或鸡的肝脏 Beef or chicken liver.
If you're a big liver fan, you might find yourself with some sleep issues. This is because of, you guessed it, its high levels of tyramine.
14. 冰激凌 Ice cream
Sometimes a late-night snack can end up causing nightmares, and ice cream is one of the most common culprits for this problem.
15. 商品化的肉汁 Commercial gravy
If you buy gravy it might have more tyramine than you bargained for. But you might sleep OK if you make it yourself.
So now that you know, keep an eye on the time when you eat these foods. And hopefully you'll start getting a better night's sleep.
English Source: Diply
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