Your body works at night to detoxify everything from the past day and to prepare you for the day ahead. If you fall asleep with an empty stomach, your digestive organs (arguably some of the most important to your overall health!) are able to focus their detoxification efforts on toxins already within your body. Your liver, gallbladder, and kidneys are able to give better attention to moving bad things out of your body, and promoting the growth of the good! If you go to bed on a full stomach, your body works overtime to digest that food, and in turn, you’re not able to sleep as well!
I find that when I give myself 3 hours between eating and falling asleep (a lot of times this means eating a huge lunch, and only snacking at dinner), I wake up feeling refreshed and exhilarated the next morning. And many times, my energy lasts throughout the day! Go ahead – give it a try for a couple days. It’s hard at first, to try to un-condition yourself from wanting to eat a large dinner at 8pm, but your body will thank you for it – and so will your future self!