A lot of people who suffer from insomnia complain that they seem to put on weight. This is a very common statement from other people with sleep problems, and doctors are a bit baffled. So, can sleep problems affect your metabolism? Yes, they most certainly can and it has made us look again at many remedies which are traditionally associated with insomnia. Should we be looking at sleep, and metabolism, in a totally different way? The fact is that we should, and maybe the answer to better sleep, is to eat more before bed time. Could someone with insomnia be waking up because their brain is hungry?
How to sleep better
We don’t need to eat a heavy meal to sleep better. Most of us don’t eat at all before going to bed, but the fact is that we should eat something before we go to bed. I have always eaten before I have gone to bed, and my snack always consists of a milky drink, a couple of oats biscuits with honey. After my little bedtime snack, I find that I sleep really well and wake up feeling refreshed in the morning.
My brains has happily produced, and increased the level of tryptophan, and melatonin while I slept. I am not rested and ready to go again, but I do notice that I am always really hungry in the morning. But, even if I feel hungry now, my brain had enough energy to let me sleep and carry out the function of metabolism.