How to sleep – the one fruit you should AVOID before bed or risk a bad night’s sleep
HOW to sleep: Sleep better by having a good bedtime routine, watching your diet, or by avoiding back pain-causing mattresses. Avoid eating this fruit before you go to bed, or risk a bad night’s sleep.
The body needs enough sleep to help it function properly, according to the NHS.
Not getting enough sleep is bad for your mental and physical health, it said.
People that regularly struggle to get a good night’s sleep are more at risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes.
You should avoid eating avocado before bed, as it could keep you wide awake at night, a nutritionist has warned.
Avocado could be keeping you awake at night if you regularly eat it before getting ready for bed, revealed Ryvita nutritionist Rob Hobson.
The fruit contains an amino acid which stimulates the brain, he said.
If you’re struggling to get a good night’s sleep, cutting back on the amount of avocado in your diet could help to make you feel more well-rested.
“The issue of sleep is huge and what you choose to eat, or drink make up a small part of ‘sleep hygiene’ alongside many other lifestyle factors that need to be addressed or managed,” said Hobson.
“Aubergines, avocado, nuts and soy sauce all contain an amino acid called tyramine.
“This amino acid may inhibit sleep as it causes the release of a hormone called norepinephrine that stimulates the brain.