Caffeine, which is
a stimulant, keeps the body alert and energized. This is great during the day,
but the half-life of caffeine in your body is six hours. That means that is you
have a 100 mg of caffeine at 4 p.m., you still have 50mg in your body at 10
p.m. Using alcohol to fall asleep will keep you from having deep dream cycles
of sleep, making it easier for you to wake up during the night.
Foods that should be avoided before bed. It is known that
foods that have high levels of this like pasta, cakes, biscuits and ice cream,
plus many more will stimulate the brain causing a person to stay awake. These
should be eaten well before bedtime.
A glass of wine
with dinner is fine if you are going to be up for a few more hours. Your body
takes about an hour per drink to process the alcohol. That means if you want to
drink two glasses of wine, you should be finished at least two hours before
going to bed.
These foods can cause complications
such as indigestion which will keep you awake until it passes. Avoid eating
many spicy dishes before bed so the indigestion can be dealt with well