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Foods that affect your sleep

Foods that affect your sleep

Researchers found that eating a diet high in sugar, saturated fat, and processed carbohydrates can negatively affect your sleep.

Foods rich in unsaturated fat, such as nuts, olive oil, fish, and avocados, seem to promote sound sleep.

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Researchers found that eating more saturated fat and less fibre from foods like vegetables, fruits, and whole grains led to reductions in slow-wave sleep - the deep restorative kind of sleep.

As people lose sleep, they may seek out more junk food. Healthy adults who sleep only four or five hours a night end up eating more calories and snacking on sweet foods more frequently.

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