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.

Elena Ognivtseva
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Nutritionist, Cornell University, MS

I believe that nutrition science is a wonderful helper both for the preventive improvement of health and adjunctive therapy in treatment. My goal is to help people improve their health and well-being without torturing themselves with unnecessary dietary restrictions. I am a supporter of a healthy lifestyle – I play sports, cycle, and swim in the lake all year round. With my work, I have been featured in Vice, Country Living, Harrods magazine, Daily Telegraph, Grazia, Women's Health, and other media outlets.

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