In a perfect world, a full, nutritious dinner will satisfy you all night. However, sometimes this is not the case: you may feel a little freckled before going to bed, that’s okay! The important thing is to listen to those hungry reminders, not to lie in bed for hours at breakfast. As the clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep expert Dr. Michael J. Breus (also known as the “Sleep Doctor”) shared on the mindbodygreen podcast, “You don’t want to go to bed full, but you don’t want to go to bed hungry.” Consider a moderate amount of bedtime snacks.
However, not all snacks are the same. Of course, some foods can annoy you and prevent you from getting a good sleep (for example, sugary candies and junk food), while other foods only contain the nutrients you need to sniff deeply. This list collects the latter: Here are some expertly recognized sleepy snacks for any late night craving.