01 Apr '11, 12am

5 Foods That Sabotage Your #Sleep. #Health /via @rlalita @2morrowknight

5 Foods That Sabotage Your #Sleep. #Health /via @rlalita @2morrowknight

By Melanie Haiken, Caring.com senior editor If you’re having trouble sleeping , what about a midnight snack? It can be a good idea. But be careful to avoid these 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. 7 Surprising Reasons You Wake Up Tired >> 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. Chocolat...

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