Best and Worst Foods for Good Sleep

September 13th, 2018

Courtesy of Nancy Gundersen, MD

Best foods for sleep include dairy, cereal, white rice, cheese and crackers, salads, and kale.

Worst foods are those that contain caffeine (including chocolate). Avoid coffee/caffeine after noon. Also avoid large portions within two hours of bedtime and high-protein meals or foods that worsen heartburn or reflux. These include tomato-based foods, acidic foods, and fatty meals.