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Hot sauces give you insomnia
Couldn’t shut your eyes last night? Well, it might be due to that spicy dinner you’ve enjoyed shortly after going to bed.
Suffering from insomnia due to hot sauces is such a strange phenomena that even scientists can’t understand it yet. But how do we know this?
During this study published in the International Journal of Psychophysiology, participants who ate tabasco sauce and mustard along with their dinner reported having a difficult time falling asleep.
So far, researchers suspect the cause may be a poor ability of thermoregulation; this is our internal process of regulating the core temperature so we can comfortably fall asleep.
Therefore, if you like spicy meals, make sure you eat them at least a few hours before bedtime.