We Asked an Expert If Eating Carbs at Night Can Help You Fall Asleep – Here’s What She Said

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Have you ever eaten a ton of carbs - we're talking pasta with all the free bread - and immediately wanted to crawl into bed? If so, you might be on to something. You may already know that carbs, one of the three macronutrients (the other two are protein and fat), are the body's first source of energy, but eating carbs, at night specifically, can help you fall asleep faster, according to Rizwana Sultana, MD, assistant professor of pulmonary critical care and sleep medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Related: Here's How Long the Perfect, Energizing Nap Should Be, According to a . . .
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