This is the latest installment of a regular feature here at SleepBetter.org: Sleep Myth Monday, where we bust sleep myths wide open, or verify that they’re actually not myths at all.
Myth or Truth: Eating a big meal (like this delicious looking cheeseburger) right before going to bed will cause nightmares.
There’s no scientific evidence that any food at any time can cause nightmares. That doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to eat before going to bed, though. A big meal can cause discomfort and sleeplessness as your body works to digest the food.
There ARE actually foods that will help you sleep. Check out this SleepBetter article to learn more.