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Study: Healthier eating leads to better sleep

There is now another reason to eat a healthier diet: better sleep.

Sleep experts recently studied the eating habits and sleep patterns of obese people. They found that people who eat fatty foods tend to get less sleep.

Mesa Dr. Harmeet Gill said people should eat at least three to four hours before they go to bed.

“A heavy meal close to bedtime significantly increases the risk of acid reflux during sleep,” he said.

Gill also agreed with the study and said for a better night’s sleep, cut the fat from meals.

“Fattier foods are less efficiently metabolized,” he said.

Gill also said exercise should be avoided before bedtime because it raises the body’s internal temperature, which can disrupt sleep.

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