I usually have a snack while I watch a little TV in the evening, and a lot of the time I’ll wake up the next morning dragging like I got very little sleep, even though I got my usual 6-7 hours. Sometimes, however–like this morning–I’ll get up, fully awake, and feel great. I’ve been trying to figure out what is causing this difference. I’d like to feel this way every day when I get up, if possible! Everyone’s always giving the advice of “don’t eat before bed”, but they all specify different times– 1 hr, 2 hrs, 3 hrs before bed… so I question the thoeries.
Last night I stopped eating about 2 hours before bed (not on purpose, I was busy with something). Eating is something I enjoy WAY too much, I know. That’s probably one of the biggest parts of my weight problem. But knowing I can wake up feeling this good–good enough to even write a blog entry before going to work–could help a lot! There’s definitely something to it. I found a pretty good article that explains it all. So this is a reminder for me–and anyone else asking themselves the same question. Looks like it’s good advice after all! http://www.illpumpyouup.com/articles/eating-before-bed.htm. I added this one to my link list (on the bottom of the sidebar).
My next problem is related to this one too: I’m getting old… Sometimes, after a busy day, I’ll pass out watching TV… how do I make sure I don’t eat long enough before THIS happens??? Hmmm. Or maybe this doesn’t count… I do, eventually, get up and go to bed for reals.