The scientists from the University of Sydney started questioning a poplar idea that it is not good to eat before going to bed. Their researches ended up with finding scientific evidence of the fact that it is not recommended to go to seep on an empty stomach and it is easier to fall asleep after a light supper which includes fruit, vegetables, yogurts and other foods that are easily digested. Ambitious scientists underline that the study has only preliminary results, but they are convinced that their controversial theory can open a new way to creating an effective insomnia treatment.
Michele Korti, one of the leaders of this interesting scientific study, has recently reported about the findings of his colleagues and underlined the importance of these theories. He says that there’s nothing wrong about eating a plate of fruit or vegetables before going to sleep, but what we have to beware doing before the bedtime is drinking strong tea, coffee and all possible alcoholic beverages, as well as all the beverages with caffeine. However, he recommends talking to a health care specialist before using the theory of having a bite before the bedtime as a therapeutic approach to insomnia treatment.
Australian researchers also underline that those who want to try improving their sleep quality by using small bites before going to bed should choose only natural foods rich in dietary fiber. Consuming such foods is linked to gradual rise of glucose level in blood. At the same time, eating the foods with great amounts of carbs is associated with increased production of tryptophane, a type of amino acid, which stimulates serotonin production in our brain. Serotonin causes sleepiness, therefore, to fall asleep faster one could try eating a little of grains or potato meal before going to bed.
It is a known fact that having a good and peaceful sleep is sometimes priceless. And if you are the one who is regularly having good and sufficient amount of sleep – you are a lucky one! According to the findings of a recent research, carried out by a group of British specialists, it turned out that the majority of modern British people value an hour of a good sleep more than an hour of good sex. Amazing??!! Unbelievable!
The scientists interviewed about 8,500 British men and women, and it became clear that most of them have regular problems with sleep, and many suffer from serious sleep disorders, like sleep apnea or insomnia. Only 8% of the participants said that they sleep about 8 hours a day, and 40% of the participants are convinced that they can not do they work and daily activities effectively if the had ha less than 7 hours of sleep.
It became apparent that every 7 of 10 men and women have serious sleep disorders, and every one of 4 people have to fight against regular insomnia. Finally, about 79% of the participants of this research expressed their opinion that they would rather have an hour of a good and peaceful sleep than have an hour of good sexual pleasure.
Specialists go on warning us that chronic lack of sleep is closely linked to very serious problems and diseases, like hypertension, cardio-vascular diseases and other illnesses. Also, many modern people need extra concentration and focusing at work, but constant lack of good sleep causes ineffectiveness, failures and lack of professional success. The experts underline that an average person needs not less than 7.5 hours of sleep a day for normal function and maximum effectiveness at work.