Eating any food late at night could affect the quality of our sleep, and perhaps cheese often takes the blame.
To get a good night’s sleep, you need to drop one degree of body temperature. If you eat too much fat or sugar late at night, your body doesn’t want to burn the calorie.
Our body temperature fluctuates as we sleep and if that is thrown off balance it can disturb our sleep.
One reason cheese and vivid dreams come about is that eating later before bed is more likely to disrupt sleep, and cheese can be hard to digest.
But there is some research that suggests that while eating higher-energy evening meals can raise our night-time body temperature, this doesn’t necessarily translate into a poorer night’s sleep especially in winter.
Increased body temperature, however, is known to affect our dreams in other ways though. Fevers have long been associated with vivid dreams and hallucinations.
Whether cheese is capable of inducing enough of a body temperature increase to trigger fever-like dreams, however, is something that needs to be understood more.
Please enjoy the benefits of eating cheese in the winter time.
May your days are warmer by eating the right winter foods.