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Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Does the last meal of the day affect how well you sleep?

Yes, meals: Food, particularly taken too close to bedtime or amounts that greatly distend stomach walls, can greatly affect sleep. Also the type of food/drink taken will affect sleep. If problems sleeping, consider making sure last meal or snack is at least 2 hours from bedtime and is a lighter meal. That being said, going to bed hungry can distrupt sleep. ...Read more

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Elder male dementia patient sleeping 15+ hrs/day. What are causes? losing weight due to missing meals though appetite remains very good generally.

Elder male dementia patient sleeping 15+ hrs/day.  What are causes?  losing weight due to missing meals though appetite remains very good generally.

In San Diego we: have APS--Adult Protective Services. It's the adult verion of CPS (Child), and is designed to assess elders who may need assistance with hygiene, food, shelter, money management, etc. APS usually has a psychiatric component to help assess mental capacity and any needs for assistance (caregivers,medical, social programs, placement in facilities--all as needed). ...Read more

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I have constant fagitue and headaches. I get good sleep and good meal but i feel like i'm among to pass out. Whats wrong? :(

I have constant fagitue and headaches. I get good sleep and good meal but i feel like i'm among to pass out. Whats wrong? :(

Need seen: you have to see someone to give you a good work up. Your symptoms can be caused by too many things to list here. If you havent been checked for lupus, or other autoimmune disorder, ebstein barr, lyme, thyroid disease, cortisol deficiency, I would start there. ...Read more

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I often eat my last meal after work but sometimes fall asleep right after. Will that make me become fat? Is it better to just exclude this meal?

I often eat my last meal after work but sometimes fall asleep right after. Will that make me become fat? Is it better to just exclude this meal?

Listen to your body: If you distribute meals through the day, eating a meal before going to sleep is not likely to cause weight gain. Try having your biggest meal before going to work. Be sure to get at least 60 minutes of fun exercise (try jump roping) every day spread out through the day.. ...Read more