10. Skip the steak, have the pasta
“Generally, carbohydrate-rich foods are more soporific, while foods that contain protein are more alerting,” says Rachel Morehouse, MD, medical director of the Atlantic Health Sciences Sleep Center in Saint John, N.B. Just don’t stuff yourself too close to bedtime. “A big meal before bed encourages heartburn and reflux, isn’t well metabolized and usually leads to weight gain. I try to avoid eating before bed,” she says.