Q:

How long should you wait to go to sleep after eating a hamburger?

A:

Research suggests waiting at least 1 hour after any meal before sleeping. This is the best way to avoid any digestive or sleep-related issues. Eating meals too close to bedtime is associated with a higher risk of acid reflux disease.

Active individuals, or those that suffer from diabetes, may find that light snacks before bed are beneficial for maintaining blood sugar levels throughout the night. Foods eaten before bed can have an influence on how well one sleeps, as well as the issues associated with doing so. Those foods containing proteins burn their energy at a slower, even pace, and are less likely to cause digestive discomfort during the night. Foods that are heavy in fats or simple carbohydrates encourage acid production in the stomach and can instead increase the likelihood of heartburn interrupting sleep.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is a four-course meal?

    A:

    A four-course meal is a meal that contains four distinct courses. The nature and order of the courses varies by cuisine, locale and the diners' preferences. A common four-course format features an appetizer course, soup, an entrée and a dessert.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Does Jell-O go bad?

    A:

    Jell-O can go bad, depending on the type of Jell-O, packaging and thickening agent used in the preparation of the dessert. How the Jell-O is stored also affects its shelf-life.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some examples of "go foods?"

    A:

    Examples of "go foods" include frozen broccoli, raw apples, whole grain tortillas, brown rice, skim milk, canned tuna in water, vinegar, mustard, fat-free mayonnaise and bottled water. The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, which is a division of the National Institutes of Health, has created a list of go foods, slow foods and whoa foods for children.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the definition of "go food"?

    A:

    "Go! Foods" is a registered trademark of the Cleveland Clinic that identifies healthy foods that are 100-percent whole grain, trans-fat free, and have minimal saturated fat, sugars, syrups and sodium. The Cleveland Clinic notes that it devised Go! Foods to help consumers make smart choices.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore