8 foods that could ruin your sleep

Caffeine found in coffee, tea, and soda can keep you awake and make it difficult to fall asleep.


While alcohol can initially make you feel drowsy, it can disrupt sleep and cause wakefulness later in the night.


Spicy foods can cause heartburn and digestive discomfort, making it difficult to fall and stay asleep.

Spicy foods

Fatty foods like burgers, pizza, and fried foods can cause indigestion and acid reflux, leading to poor sleep.

Fatty foods

Foods high in sugar, like candy and desserts, can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes that can disrupt sleep.

High-sugar foods

Eating a large meal close to bedtime can cause indigestion and discomfort, making it difficult to sleep.

Large meals

Processed and refined carbs like white bread and pasta can cause blood sugar spikes and crashes, leading to poor sleep quality.

Processed or refined carbs

High in protein and fat, red meat can be difficult to digest and may cause discomfort that interferes with sleep.

Red meat

While dark chocolate has many health benefits, it contains caffeine and can interfere with sleep.

Dark chocolate