With all the left-over Easter Eggs lying around its easier than ever to have a nibble before bed. However, the amount of caffeine in the tasty treat means youll be tossing and turning all night.

These are the 9 foods that could stop you getting a good night's sleep

A bad night’s sleep can increase the risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes, as well as damaging the immune system and having a negative effect on mental health.

Thankfully, the team from health and fitness site Vivotion.com have drawn up this list of nine foods to try and avoid to aid a good night's sleep.

The amount of sugar in your late-night bowl of cereal will increase your blood sugar levels while you sleep. This means youll be waking up in the middle of a sugar crash. Stick to eating cereal once you wake up from your slumber.

1. Sugary cereals

The amount of sugar in your late-night bowl of cereal will increase your blood sugar levels while you sleep. This means youll be waking up in the middle of a sugar crash. Stick to eating cereal once you wake up from your slumber.
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Full of processed sugar, a quick slice of toast before you sleep means youll be feeling full of energy. Brown bread, however, is safer.

2. White bread

Full of processed sugar, a quick slice of toast before you sleep means youll be feeling full of energy. Brown bread, however, is safer.
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Spices increase blood flow and heighten your body temperature when you really should be cooling down before you head to bed.

3. Spicy food

Spices increase blood flow and heighten your body temperature when you really should be cooling down before you head to bed.
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Peppermint is a heartburn trigger, so as tempting as it can be to make the most of the post-meal mints, for the sake of your sleep consider saying no.

4. Peppermint

Peppermint is a heartburn trigger, so as tempting as it can be to make the most of the post-meal mints, for the sake of your sleep consider saying no.
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