Chocolate

Does dark chocolate affect your sleep?

2018-10-27 14:32 #0 by: Niklas

That coffee can prevent sensitive people from falling asleep is well known. Chocolate can have the same effect. Often, if I eat enough dark chocolate after 5 pm, I can't fall asleep until the early morning hours.

Is your sleep affected by your chocolate intake?

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2018-10-27 14:46 #1 by: Tealover

I avoid caffaine (tea, chocolate, yerba mate etc) after dinner (about 5 pm) for sleep reasons.

Is i would eat milk chocolate tha might be different but I hardly ever do

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2018-10-28 20:37 #2 by: Tammie

It can effect my sleep if I eat it late in the evening like after 7 pm. But not if I only have a small taste. I believe that it can also help me sleep because I get magnesium from the dark chocolate and that is beneficial for sleep. So for me there is a happy medium. 

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2018-10-29 21:12 #3 by: jordan

I only would have thought so if the sugar content of the chocolate was already high? Caffeine would surely play a much bigger role, considering how much the average person intakes.

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2018-10-30 08:02 #4 by: Niklas

When I drive for long periods in a day, I eat dark chocolate. That helps me stay alert.

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2018-12-06 21:47 #5 by: Tammie

That’s a great idea!

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2018-12-07 10:19 #6 by: Niklas

Yes, for me it makes a huge difference. As long as the effect lasts, it feels like I can drive forever.

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2019-01-03 22:02 #7 by: Tammie

Yes, if I eat to much late in the day.

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