The secret to a great night's sleep

How to beat the bloat before bed

Bedtime is about winding down after a busy day, getting cosy under the covers and falling into a deep slumber. 

However, picture this: you've eaten a lovely meal for dinner with all of your favourite food, brushed your teeth and got into bed BUT your tummy is full of air making you feel uncomfortable!

Sound familiar? Here are our top five tips to banish that bloat: 

 

Exercise

Working out will not only tire you out to get you ready to drift into the land of nod, but it also reduces the effects of bloating. 

 

Try to eat dinner at the same time every day

Following an early eating pattern every night is important for your body to digest food properly, so that when you get into bed it's not just sitting on the top of your stomach, causing it to gurgle. 

 

No carbs before bed

Everyone loves to indulge in a carb fest every so often, but foods like pasta and white rice make you more prone to bloating as they set off water retention. 

 

Give your tummy some TLC

A massage will help get your digestive system moving and relieve any discomfort or uncomfortableness you might have. 

 

Get fruity

Swap indulgent desserts like cheesecake and ice-cream for fruit with the skin kept on, as the fibre will make digestion easier. 

 

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