Is It Really So Bad To Eat Before Bed? (VIDEO)

07/04/2013 10:37 am ET

Recent research suggests that night owls are at increased risk for gaining weight because they're likely to snack late while they're up burning the midnight oil.

But is snacking before bed all bad? In the video above, Wall Street Journal contributor Heidi Mitchell reports that a better idea is getting a good night's sleep -- and then serving yourself a hearty breakfast.

For night owls who just have to snack, she suggests limiting snacks to two hours before bedtime. And what you choose to eat can make a difference, too. Find out which 200-calorie snacks can help you relax before bed in the video above.

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