Though you might be tempted to turn these foods into one big, unholy banana-cheese-rice casserole, sleep expert Dr. Thomas Penzel advises against eating a big meal before bed -- even if it's a banana split (dairy and bananas and nuts are good, right?)
"You shouldn’t go to bed hungry, but should also not be having anything more than a light meal," he says. "So after eating, it’s best to take some time before going to sleep, around two hours for proper digestion."
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Barbara Woolsey is a Berlin-based writer who can fall asleep after eating anything. Follow her semi-conscious adventures on Facebook and Twitter.