Can Late-Night Snacking Cause Nightmares

Can Late-Night Snacking Cause Nightmares?

From a sleep specialist’s point of view, late-night snacking can cause nightmares. Here is the thing, late-night snacking keeps our brains more active, increasing the risk of vivid nightmares.

What Kinds of Food to Avoid?

  • Spicy Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Bread and Pasta
  • Sugary Foods

What About Avoiding Eating at Night in General?

Skipping meals at night results in acute or chronic hunger. As a result, you are more likely to experience weird dreams.

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MS, University of Latvia

I am deeply convinced that each patient needs a unique, individual approach. Therefore, I use different psychotherapy methods in my work. During my studies, I discovered an in-depth interest in people as a whole and the belief in the inseparability of mind and body, and the importance of emotional health in physical health. In my spare time, I enjoy reading (a big fan of thrillers) and going on hikes.

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