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Popular Foods That Are Ruining Your Sleep, Says Science

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We've all been there: you feel exhausted, but you just can't fall asleep . Seconds turn into minutes, minutes turn into hours, and before you know it, you wake up bleary-eyed, feeling terrible, and not at all ready to face the day. When it comes to how well you sleep , it's not just the amount of activity you get on a particular day or how badly you want to rest that makes a difference—many of the foods you're eating on a regular basis could be seriously impairing your sleep too. If you want to get better rest starting tonight, read on to discover which popular foods could be ruining your sleep. And for some foods worth adding to your regular routine, check out The 7 Healthiest Foods to Eat Right Now . 1 Refined carbohydrates It's not just your waistline that may suffer the effects of eating highly processed carbohydrates on a regular basis—your sleep may suffer, too. A 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that, among a