Best and worst foods for sleep

POSTED: 08:45 AM PST Nov 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 08, 2016 

With this week marking National Sleep Awareness Week, take a look at which foods you should be eating -- or avoiding -- in order to get a good night's rest.

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National Chicken Council

Chicken (Worst) -- Chicken or any type of protein is going to be counterproductive if consumed at night. Proteins take longer to digest, and digestion supposedly slows by about 50 percent when you're sleeping, which means your body isn't going to be focused on sleeping.

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