When you eat food can impact your ability to enjoy sleep appropriately. Ideally, Dr. Jones recommends that people eat 3 to 4 hours before going to sleep to give their bodies time to process and digest the food. If you eat 3 hours or less before going to sleep, this prevents the relaxation of the body for sleep because you activate your digestive system to begin to process the food. I agree that it's healthier to stop eating 3 hours before bedtime, but sometimes, I crave something sweet. Then my choice would be an apple or a small serving of Ciao Bella Gelato or the Blood Orange Sorbet with 60 cal, 16 g of sugar and no fat per 1/2 cup of serving. It's made with natural ingredients like organic cane juice, blood orange juice and lemon juice.
Then I stay up a bit later to play with my dog Sparky or read a book. According to researchers at the University of Maryland, people who read often are happier than those who watch TV - even if the plot of the book is depressing.