How long should I wait to sleep after dinner?
This issue is one of the most shared on social networks, and today we’re going to solve it.
Normally it takes two hours for our body to make digestion properly, but it takes even more time if we stick to eating foods high in proteins, fats, and sweets. A feast of this type would be as follows: we have a good t-bone steak with a side dish, wine, and dessert.
It is not an unusual dinner, but nowadays we tend to take our last meal of the day rather later than we used to do. We eat lots of fats and cheeses and other dairy products, which slows digestion and can lead to a feeling of heaviness, gas, and abdominal pain, resulting in poor quality sleep.
The dinner hours for many people is before 8 and they might go to bed two hours later. But if we can have dinner at 10, but if we go to bed at 12, the waiting time is the same, so it’s not something to worry about.
What happens if we eat dinner too late?
Now, if we’re going to eat dinner later than 10, or if we’re going to sleep right after dinner, it would be best to eat something very light, that is, foods that are easy to digest, avoiding fried foods, alcohol, and caffeine. A good choice would be a chicken soup with vegetables, mashed vegetables, or an omelet.
The answer to the question of, “how much time should I wait to go to bed after dinner?” I would wait at least 90 minutes before bedtime. The time varies according to the dinner, if dinner consists of more fat, you need to wait longer for your meal to digest properly.