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Why does eating carbs before bed make it harder to sleep?

AMA with sleep expert Matthew Walker

June 18

You need to drop your core body temperature about 2 to 3 degrees to initiate sleep and to stay asleep. Carbs before bed will raise your core body temperature and make it more difficult to sleep. If you are hungry and need to eat before bed, lean more toward proteins and avoid simple sugars.