Food Rule: No Spicy Food Before Bed
I really value my sleep, and any night I can make it through without waking up at all is a win in my book. Most nights I wake up at least once. I've tried to eliminate the factors that have caused disruptions to my sleep in the past: drinking too much water too close to bedtime, letting the dog into the bedroom, eating a huge meal, or one containing a lot of sugar right before bed. Last night, I slept pretty soundly until 1:30 am when I woke up to take a drink of water. 2:30 am: another drink of water and a slight feeling of indigestion/heart burn. 3:30 am: I get out of bed to take an antacid, go to the bathroom and have some more water. I proceed to lie awake until the alarm goes off at 4:30. It was a miserable, restless hour, where I tossed and turned, would get too hot so I'd take the covers off, get too cold so I put them back on, rinse, repeat.