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Doctor insights on: Is It Healthy To Snack In The Evening How Long Before Bed

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Is it healthy to snack in the evening? How long before bed?

Is it healthy to snack in the evening? How long before bed?

Not always.: I have a general rule (often broken when there's ice cream in the house) to not snack past 8pm. Almost everything we eat past 8pm is unhealthy - unless you make a good effort and have some fruit or something. When you eat too close to bed, you also worry about reflux during the night, so make sure to eat at least 2-3 hours before going to bed. ...Read more

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Do you think I should eat a protein snack before bed?

Do you think I should eat a protein snack before bed?

Do not eat!: Don't eat before sleep. Doing so will increase blood flow to your gut and intefere with a sound sleep! fats, followed by carbs are the worst, but you should not eat 2hrs before sleep! ...Read more

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I'm curious what could happen to my teeth if i brush them but them have a salty snack before bed?

I'm curious what could happen to my teeth if i brush them but them have a salty snack before bed?

Eat, floss, brush!.: As others have said, it is not the salt that is of concern. It is the "stillness" of the oral environment that allows the breakdown of foods into sugars which remain undisturbed ; forming plaque while you sleep. Eat your food, rinse your mouth out with water, floss, then carefully use a toothbrush in vibratory motion at your gum-tooth interface. (no sweeping or stroking) then sleep better! ...Read more

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Why do I get so hungry in the middle of the night even though i had a good snack of cottage cheese, fruit and some nuts right before bed?

Why do I get so hungry in the middle of the night even though i had a good snack of cottage cheese, fruit and some nuts right before bed?

Because of your snac: You bedtime snack increases your blood sugar, and as that returns to normal later during the night, it makes you hungry. There is no medical or health reason to have a bedtime snack. It only increases your weight which is harmful. ...Read more

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Am taking Niaspan (niacin). The insert says to take with a low fat snack before bed. I normally eat 1.5 cups of nuts before bed, this is fats. Is it problem?

Am taking Niaspan (niacin). The insert says to take with a low fat snack before bed. I normally eat 1.5 cups of nuts before bed, this is fats. Is it  problem?

May not be an issue: the recent data on niaspan was not great,. The drug did not significantly reduce mortality or morbidity. I suggest if your not taking the niacin for some other reason , stopping the medication and discontinue the eating before bed. of course check with your doctor before starting or stopping any of your medications. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to eat a meal before bed?

Is it healthy to eat a meal before bed?

Don't eat before bed: Eating right before bed can lead to increased fat deposition and reflux. ...Read more

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Do we get any health benefit from cold shower? Or anything we should aware before we try? Is better take cold shower at morning or before bed?

Do we get any health benefit from cold shower? Or anything we should aware before we try? Is better take cold shower at morning or before bed?

Folk practice: Some men enjoy showering / swimming in icy water as a test of toughness / endurance. The physiologic effects include raising cortisol levels which may make you happy or excited and can suppress your immunity some. In darker times, this was recommended to young men to suppress natural urges. Since most people don't like it, it's only natural that somebody will say "it's good for you." you decide. ...Read more