While considered to be a relatively healthy source of protein and calcium, the problem with downing a glass of milk before bed is the lactose content that’s found in it that will often keep many people up due to digestive issues.
If you’re lactose intolerant, this is one beverage you’ll definitely want to avoid.
What’s more, lactose is a sugar and you don’t want large amounts hitting your system before bed. If you’re one of the three U.S. adults who are glucose intolerant, the resulting blood sugar crash could wake you in the middle of the night as your energy-starved brain screams, “Eat!”
What To Have Instead:
Mix up a lactose-free protein shake. This will still provide the creamy taste that you’re probably looking for while being even higher in protein content than milk. So you can build muscle while sleeping soundly.