Michelle, it is a shame that you should recommend an unhealthy trick on a site that purports to advise on healthy eating. A high GI diet is bad for almost everyone. The rapid rise in insulin is unhealthy in a number of ways that I won't bother to detail. One group of people that eats high-GI meals before bed is sumo wrestlers. Part of their daily weight gain regimen is to eat a large quantity of rice and then take a nap. So, yes, all those carbs might help you sleep, but is it worth it?
03/25/2010 - 10:03pm
Thank you for sharing. Being a first time mom I don't have time to workout nor do I get enough sleep. Despite my healthy eating I continue to gain weight. Now I know that sleep deprivation is the culprit.
03/27/2010 - 7:54am
I agree with all the comments so far. The most shocking "recommendation" was to eat a high GI meal. (HUH?!?!?) Also, sleep supplements are WORTH a try IF you are having troubles sleeping and aren't ready to turn to your doctor for a prescription. Don't discredit them completely! However, just like anything, a person must use caution. Valerian Root works for me, but you can build up a tolerance, so don't take it all the time. I sincerely hope that people who read a lot of these articles take them with a grain of salt.....
10/14/2010 - 5:09pm
Taking a calcium suppliment a hour or so befor bed helps.
10/14/2010 - 5:16pm
I wish I knew. I am 78, fit, exercise 5 days a week in morning. Eat very healthy, take supplements. Have NO trouble falling asleep...but after 2-3 hours I awaken. Some times I fall back to sleep immediately, other times I am awake for 2-3 hours. I don't feel tired all day until after dinner. Then I could doze and go to bed. I don't until 10 p.m. ANy thoughts? I prefer not taking medications.,
10/14/2010 - 5:47pm
I like to eat I micro potato in the evening (nothing on it). I am prone to leg and feet cramps so the potassium in the potato helps to avoid those aweful cramps.