Consuming too much sugar at night before bed causes your blood sugar levels to rise, and your pancreas releases insulin. The insulin helps your body to break down the sugar and convert it into energy at a time when your body needs to rest. As a result, you may end up feeling overstimulated and restless due to the excess energy. Here are some reasons why you should avoid sugary foods at night.
1. Sugar reduces sleep quality
There is evidence that consuming more sugar is linked to more restless, disrupted sleep. consuming significantly more sugar and fat—and their diet had an impact on the quality of their nightly rest.This sleep stage is essential for the body’s physical restoration and healing, as well as for maintaining healthy metabolism and immune function. Eating more sugar also ends up in finding difficulty in falling asleep. And people experience more restless sleep, with more frequent awakenings throughout the night when they consume sugar.
Some sugary treats also contain caffeine, which will undermine your sleep, especially if you consume it in the evenings. Ever snacked on some dark chocolate and had a fitful night of sleep follow? That’s a one-two combination of sugar and caffeine interfering with your rest.
2. Consumption of sugary foods at night increases blood sugar.
Consuming too much sugar at night before bed causes your blood sugar levels to rise, and your pancreas releases insulin, Sugar has been shown to increase restlessness at night and nighttime awakenings. The insulin helps your body to break down the sugar and convert it into energy at a time when your body needs to rest. As a result, you may end up feeling overstimulated and restless due to the excess energy.
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