1. Eating too close to bedtime
Whether it’s dinner, dessert or snacks, eating right before bed is a bad sleep habit, as it can cause nausea, acid reflux and heartburn, making it too uncomfortable to sleep. Although your digestive system does not shut down with sleep, muscle contractions within the stomach may slow down, so it’s best to give your body time to digest all that food before you lie down.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, it's also important to take note of the food and drink you have before bed. Foods and drinks high in caffeine and sugar will likely keep you awake. Find out more about top 5 foods to avoid before bed.
Break the bad sleep habit: eat dinner (and dessert) a few hours before bed and avoid night-time snacks, particularly those high in sugar. Try herbal drinks like chamomile tea or malted milk drinks instead of coffee, fizzy drinks and caffeinated tea.