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Are These Foods Keeping you Awake At Night?

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Are you having issues with getting a good night’s sleep? If you’re struggling with getting a decent amount of zzzzs, you’re not alone. Roughly 70 million U.S. adults suffer from sleeplessness, and the sleep-snatching culprit could be what they’re eating!

Here are ten foods that you can blame for robbing you of a restful slumber…

1. Booze

It doesn’t matter if you swill a tumbler of scotch, a glass of red wine, or a pint of beer—no alcohol will help you relax and fall asleep, even though you believe it will. Studies actually confirm that drinking alcohol within a few hours of bedtime will cause you to wake up frequently throughout the night because it disrupts vital REM sleep.

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