8 foods that can give you nightmares and sleepless nights

The food we eat literally becomes who we are, and influences our physical, mental, and even emotional well-being.

Did you know there are certain foods that can lead to restlessness and even nightmares?

If you don’t believe it, scroll down and learn how and why certain foods should be avoided at night.

​1. Cheese

Cheese is rich in tryptophan, which serves as a precursor for the sleep-inducing hormone serotonin. According to studies, it often causes restlessness during sleep and results in nightmares. According to the British Cheese Board, Stilton cheese is the worst, and one should avoid it at night.

2. Hot sauce

Excess consumption of hot sauces often leads to a spike in body temperature, which further alters dream formation during the REM (rapid eye motion) stage of sleep and results in nightmares.

4. ​Chocolate

It has been found that chocolate is rich in caffeine, which has been proven to decrease the ability to fall into a deep sleep, and further result in restlessness and nightmares.

5. ​Chips

As per a study by the Frontiers of Psychology, greasy foods like chips are rich in fat, which takes time to digest, and eating them at night causes unrest and irregular sleep, which often results in nightmares too.

6. Hot cocoa

It uses sugar, milk, and cocoa powder and often makes the body warm immediately, but having it at night causes discomfort in the digestive system and also raises blood pressure, resulting in a nightmare.

7. Curd

Consumption of curd at night leads to mucus formation, hinders the breathing mechanism, impacts blood flow to the brain, and results in restlessness and nightmares.