9 Foods You Should Never Eat Before Bed

These bedtime snacks will leave you tossing and turning.

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1. Fried Foods

Don’t try solving your late-night munchies with a trip to the drive-through. Greasy, fatty foods get through your system slower than protein and carbs, so your body will still be hard at work by the time you try falling asleep, says Richard Shane, PhD, behavioural sleep specialist for New West Physicians, Colorado, and creator of the Sleep Easily Method. “You don’t want the engine of the digestive system cranking away when the rest of your body is trying to go to sleep,” he says.

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