It seems like I could eat anything I wanted at any time of day or night with no worries when I was young. Not now! Some things are just a bad idea to have before bed time. Coffee. Duh! That one seems like a no brainer to me. The caffeine will keep you awake. A couple friends tell me it's not an issue for them. It sure is for me! Chips & salsa. The acid in the salsa & oil in the chips are a sure fire recipe for night time heartburn. Wine...yes, wine. It may help you fall asleep, but you'll likely wake up in the middle of the night. Ice cream?? Yeah! This bums me out! I love ice cream in the evening. The sugar causes blood sugar spikes, messing with your sleep cycles. Here are more things to avoid, from