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Caffeine and nicotine are known to cause sleeping difficulties. Caffeine can also be found I chocolate, tea and soft drinks. Spicy or acidic foods can cause heartburn which can in turn cause sleep disruptions. Alcohol can make it easy to get to sleep initially but may cause wakefulness later in the night. Melatonin or valerian is natural sedatives but users need to make sure it doesn’t interfere with their other medications. Exercise is best done in the afternoon to enhance sleep. 8 hours is the recommended amount of sleep for adults.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Brunei Direct
About: Diet can affect sleep quality
Date: 4 November 2004
Source: Brunei Direct
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