Trouble Sleeping? Midnight Snacks May Be the Culprit

If you're not getting enough sleep, call the sleep specialists at Bon Secours Hospital for an appointment in our Sleep LabContrary to public belief, a midnight snack won’t necessarily help you sleep better. In fact, a large meal or spicy snack too close to bedtime can leave your digestive system working overtime while the rest of your body lies awake.

If you’re getting up frequently throughout the night using the bathroom, you may also want to consider restricting your fluids before bedtime. Most adults middle-age and older have to get up at night to use the bathroom, but you can limit the number of trips with well-timed hydration in advance of bedtime!

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