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The 10 Worst Ways to Ruin Your Sleep

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Updated May 16, 2014

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Eat a large meal or drink lots of fluids right before bed.
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There’s nothing like a full bladder or stomach to disrupt your sleep. Getting up to urinate will interrupt sound rest, so drinking too much before bed may mean multiple trips to the bathroom during the night. Eating a large meal near bedtime may provoke heartburn symptoms when you lie down that can make you uncomfortable.

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