We are often told that eating right before bed is not a good thing. But did you know that when your body runs out of fuel, your brain will ramp up its cortisol production pathway? Should this happen in the middle of the night, it can only affect the quality of your sleep. As the clinical psychologist and state-certified sleep specialist Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., made clear in the mbg podcast: "You don't want to go to bed full, but you don't want to go to bed hungry either."
And one of the best ways to have your healthy bedtime snack while getting ready for a good night's sleep is with foods rich in magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is important for many functions in the body, including sleep.