Harmful Effects of Mid-bed time Munching

There is no good feeling than munching a bar of full of chocolate or crunching down on your favourite chips to calm your mid bed time hunger craving. Every other person is guilty for munching late at bed time. It generally starts with not munching your breakfast followed by munching tiny bites in the hustle of work. After the end of the day when we are about to doze off, our body is so calorie deficit that we end up munching more calories at a time than we had eaten all day. It does not take long for late bed time snacking to become a habit, and when indulged in regularly, late-bed time snacking can affect your health negatively. Research shows that munching when you are supposed to be sleeping may bring surprisingly negative effects on your immune system.

1. Weight Gain:
We are more addicted to munching in bed time rather than during the day time. This is because one’s body responds distinctively to calories consumed during the day than which are consumed during the bed time. Eating during the day gives us a proper food high than we get during mid-bed time munching. This is due to reduced production of leptin, the chemical that helps us to make us feel full, during the sleep. Due to the absence of our stomach indicating that it’s full, we start eating more than required which results to gain weight.

2. Acid Reflux:
After eating calorie filled food and lying down immediately after that is not good for our gut. The body needs certain time to digest the food that we have had by releasing stomach acid. Not giving our body enough time and lying down immediately, the acid released from the stomach can flow into the oesophagus causing heartburn and acid reflux.

3. It Affects Your Memory:
Studies says that, late bed time munching causes havoc on our brains. Disproportion is caused by munching during the wrong time of the day affecting the circadian tune of the body. This disproportion has been linked with disruption of hippocampal region, that part of our brain responsible for memory and remembering things.

4. Increased Risk Of Heart Attack:
Munching late during the bed time will increase the level of harmful fats in the blood this will lead to the risk of heart attack. Many studies says that mid bed time eating leads to increasing the levels of triglycerides, that type of fats that can cause heart disease. Also, munching late at bed time can affect your blood pressure. During normal days, blood pressure of our body is lower at bed time as we doze off increases slightly as we are about to wake up. Eating late at bed time, increases the level of our blood pressure making us more prone to suffer from heart diseases and hyper tension in future.

5. Skin damage:
Surprisingly, the changed munching cycle is also associated with vulnerable skin. Our skin more vulnerable to damage from UV radiation because of mid bed time munching. Skin is generally protected from Ultra Violet radiations by some enzyme called xeroderma pigmentosum. They become more active during the day then they are active during the bed time. Eating late at bed time and this disruption of leaving our skin is susceptible to damage.

Hence all the above points confirm the fact, that mid bed time eating is bad for your health

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