From Dr. Holly Phillips, M.D.
What you eat can affect the quality of your sleep on any given night—for better or worse. While certain foods and beverages are sleep-promoters, others are sleep-inhibitors when they’re consumed shortly before bedtime. To set yourself up for a good night’s slumber, be sure to stick with the sleep-enhancers in the evening and steer clear of the sleep-saboteurs. Since it’s not always obvious which foods have which properties, here is a cheat-sheet to help you make the optimal choices for an evening meal or bedtime snack.