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Does sugar really interrupt our sleeping habits?

By Anonymous August 30, 2009 - 10:01am
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My dear dear boyfriend sleeps approximately 3 to 4 hours per night without interruption. I thought he was just an insomniac. I noticed the other night that he was eating a sucker before he finally went to sleep which only lasted about 2 hours.

Is it true that eating sugar before bed will reduce the ability to have a full nights sleep?

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Sugar has a short-lived "alerting effect", then can actually make a person feel more sleepy.

It probably depends more what your boyfriend's overall lifestyle: what he is eating throughout the day, what is activity level is, is he overweight, does he drink caffeine or smoke, use alcohol, etc. These factors seem to have more to do with interrupting sleep than sugar, especially the (most likely) small amount found in a lollipop.

I am interested to hear what others say about this topic.

August 30, 2009 - 12:52pm
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