Eating at night when insomnia strikes makes you less functional

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Eating at night when insomnia strikes makes you less functional

Nothing is worse than tussling with your blankets and pillow as you try to fall asleep.

Nobody knows this feeling better than people who suffer from insomnia. One of the mistakes that they make is to roam about the home looking for something to eat while awake.

A recent study has shown that people suffering from insomnia should in fact stay away from the fridge. The research which was conducted on 44 volunteers aged between 21 and 50 showed that those who ate at night were not able to function as well as those who did not.

“Adults consume approximately 500 additional calories during late-night hours when they are sleep-restricted,” said David Dinges, director of the unit for experimental psychiatry and chief of the division of sleep and chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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