When mealtimes and sleep times aren’t consistent, the effect can impact your long-term health and wellbeing.
The [biological] clock exists to predict when to react, eat, drink, and survive. Consistency is very important to the body, and that includes in sleep times and meal times as well. We have a few tips to follow that can build a connection between your meal times and sleep leading to a happier and healthier lifestyle.
Be consistent with mealtimes.
Eat your meals at roughly the same time each day.
Allow the body time to rest (and not digest) before bedtime.
Another way to hack your mealtimes for better sleep is to allow your body plenty of time to rest. Ideally this means not eating at least two hours before bed.
Eat more meals of a smaller portion.
Eat several small meals throughout the day instead of three bigger meals within a 10- to 12-hour window.
Get on a regular sleep-and-meal schedule as soon as possible when traveling.
When traveling adjust as quickly as you can in terms of when you eat and sleep.