If you're making time for seven of eight hours of sleep and still waking up tired, low blood sugar levels could be to blame, says Angela Ginn-Meadow, RD, education coordinator for the University of Maryland Center for Diabetes & Endocrinology in Baltimore.
“A bedtime snack can promote a good night's sleep and help you feel energetic in the morning,” she says. However, it's important avoid anything with too much sugar, since that can cause a spike in insulin levels and lead to tossing and turning, Ginn-Meadow points out. Instead, "the ideal snack is small (three to four bites) and combines complex carbohydrates and lean protein.”
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