Next time you plan supper, think about having it a little earlier. You could be rewarded with sweet dreams. That’s the advice of Dr. Maoshing Ni, Ph.D. He notes that late-night dinners may disturb your sleep because they divert your body’s resources to digesting when you need to be resting. Ni suggests eating no later than 7 p.m. to help free up your liver to perform its daily detox duties while you get a good night’s rest. Otherwise, go with the Minnesota State University Mankato two-hour rule: stop eating at least two hours before you go to bed.
Long workdays and an endless list of personal obligations are two of the biggest culprits in erratic mealtimes. So, do your best to get home in time for dinner.