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Eating an egg or other protein before bed might help you sleep better

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Sleepea +0 points · 3 months ago Original Poster

I read this article, it might help someone. I have not tried it enough but I do think I get a better night sleep when I do have an egg before bed.

Is a hard-boiled egg the best bedtime snack? Nick Bitz, ND, naturopathic doctor and chief scientific author at YouTheory, makes a strong case for eating an egg (boiled, poached, or sunny-side up) when the moon is high in the sky. Eating an egg as a source of protein before bed could help you sleep better, he says.

“I’ve found that if you eat a little bit of protein at night before you got to sleep—maybe about 6 grams of protein, which is the equivalent of an egg—it gives you a nice blood-sugar balance through most of the night,” said Dr. Bitz at the most recent Well+Good TALK in New York City. Women are particularly susceptible to glucose dysregulation, he explained. In response, the body produces cortisol (the stress hormone), which can wake you up.


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