10 Worst Foods to Eat in Bed

Dietary disasters that can kill a good night’s sleep

Early birds and night owls agree – when we finally lay our heads down to sleep, we’d like to actually go to sleep, thank you very much. Trouble is, we often reach for a bedtime snack first – and who doesn’t love snacking in bed? Snuggle under the blankets, nosh on your favorite sinful pleasure and switch on Netflix. Bliss.

But food and sleep are uneasy bed partners. Let’s face it, some foods belong on a plate. With napkins close by. If you’re a late-night snacker, we’d love to hear your thoughts on eating in bed. Do it or don’t do it? Best practices for messy foods? Check out our list below and let us know if you agree.

Late night snacks that don’t belong in your bed

wings don't belong in bed

Wings – Foods served with wet naps don’t belong in bed.

tacos don't belong in bed

Tacos – Crunchy, hard shells, ground beef, shredded cheese… Need we say more?

rice cakes don't belong in bed

Rice cakes – Never mind the crumbs, they’re so loud you’ll wake everyone up!

eggs don't belong in bed

Eggs – They look innocent but that yolk is a ticking time bomb…

banana splits don't belong in bed

Banana split – Melting, dripping and sticky… The perfect storm of messy food.

Sloppy Joe's don't belong in bed

Sloppy joe – If you haven’t guessed from the name, there’s no way to control this beast.

Lobsters don't belong in beds

Lobster – Foods that are served with bibs are dangerous to bed sheets.


Sugar candies – Sugar sprinkles, everywhere. Enough said…

Fondue doesn't belong in bed

Fondue – An open flame + dripping oil. Fon-don’t!

potato chips don't belong in bed

Potato chips – Crunchy madness that will deposit crumbs where no one wants crumbs.

Hungry for some late night snacks that will satisfy without killing your healthy eating habits? Check out these delish links!

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