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Old 09-24-2009, 11:00 PM
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5 Foods That Sabotage Your Sleep

If you’re having trouble sleeping, what about a midnight snack? Think twice — here are five foods that can prevent you from getting a good night’s rest:

1. Preserved and smoked meats. Slap your hand away when it reaches to make a ham sandwich as an evening snack. Ham, bacon, sausages, and smoked meats contain high levels of the amino acid tyramine, which triggers the brain to release norepinephrine, a brain stimulant that makes us feel alert and wired.

2. Chocolate. Love an evening cup of cocoa? That sundae in front of the TV? Be careful of chocolate in all its disguises. Many people are increasingly sensitive to caffeine as they get older, and even the little chocolate chunks in chocolate chip ice cream could zap you just enough to prevent ZZZZs. Chocolate also contains tyrosine, a stimulating amino acid.

3. Energy drinks.
Red Bull and other energy drinks are high in caffeine as well as the amino acid taurine, which boosts alertness and adrenaline. Recent studies have shown that even if you drink energy drinks early in the day, the combined high dosage of taurine and caffeine can make it hard to sleep, or to sleep well, later on.

4. Tomato sauce, chili, pizza, and spicy foods.
Digestive disturbances are a common source of sleep problems, but many people fail to make the connection. Acidic and spicy foods can cause reflux, heartburn, and other symptoms that interrupt sleep.

5. The nightcap.
A drink or two may make you feel more relaxed after dinner, but it comes back to haunt you — literally — a few hours later, by preventing you from achieving deep sleep. And because alcohol both dehydrates you and makes you have to pee, it wakes you up, too. Wine is high in the stimulant tyrosine as well.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:55 PM
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Hmm that's interesting...I thought drinking would make u sleepy. and pizza?? aghhh
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:05 AM
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chocolate is my downfall, I love chocolate ice cream right before bed

That might be part of the reason you have trouble sleeping.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:10 AM
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part of it on some nights, but it's been a few nights since I've had any.....I may have to set a time limit on how close to bed I can have it

Yeah. I don't eat after 8 p.m.
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Old 09-25-2009, 12:19 AM
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I'm not having any tonight!

It couldn't hurt!
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:13 AM
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These 15 things really sabotage the women in there health and life.
I thought it might be a good idea to look at 15 things women do to sabotage their health in the hopes that this list will become a wake-up call for many women.

1) There’s nothing wrong with having one or two bad habits:
2) I really don’t have the time to exercise because my life is way too crazy:
3) There’s nothing wrong with gaining a few pounds:
4) I really don’t need that many hours of sleep anyways:
5) A little bit of sun is good …
6) My family history is devoid of serious illnesses …
7) I’ve always been thin and I don’t see the need to exercise:
8) I only see a doctor when I’m sick:
9) It’s just menopause …
10) I always forget to floss:
11) I’m running all day long as is …
12) I feel down all the time:
13) Who sits down anymore to eat?
14) I only eat a couple times a day:
15) I only eat quality foods so I don’t have to worry about portion control:

These tips always sabotage the women health.
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Old 09-25-2009, 09:45 AM
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Add cheese and orange to that. It's long been said that cheese can give you nightmares (?), and if you are one of the many people affected by oranges, then you may end up hyper before bed. My mum and brother are particularly sensitive to orange, so have to make a point of avoiding it.

Also avoid anything that gives you migraines, if you're prone to them, but I think that's a given
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:05 PM
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Oh good to know...but I disagree... I sleep the BEST after a glass of wine!
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:21 PM
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Oh good to know...but I disagree... I sleep the BEST after a glass of wine!
LOL, me too, however three glasses of wine and I can't sleep at all, haha!
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:25 PM
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LOL, me too, however three glasses of wine and I can't sleep at all, haha!

I have found that a bottle of Lambrusco (sp?) and 6 strawberry daquarri's mixed together is wonderful going down.... unfortunately you will not sleep a wink! ahahha
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