Best and worst foods for sleep

POSTED: 08:45 AM PST Nov 09, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 18, 2016 

Nothing is more annoying than insomnia, and getting a good night's sleep is essential for good health. Check out this list by Health.com of potential good and bad foods when it comes to getting some shut-eye.

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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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