We’ve all heard the old adages about eating, like breakfast is the most important meal of the day, don’t eat before going in the pool, and don’t eat right before going to bed. But which of these are really true, and if they are, what’s the rationale behind them? What does the science say?
This article is going to address the relationship between sleep and eating. Namely, what are the reasons that people tell you to leave time in between your last meal and hitting the hay, how much time exactly, and what are some of the myths that have been floating on the subject.
The short answer is that we should typically wait at least 3 hours after our last meal before going to sleep, but it can depend on what we’re eating too.