If you’re usually one to eat dinner super-late or someone who often gets the midnight munchies, researchers think you could be putting your health at risk.

Yep, cardiologists in a Turkish university believe that heading for the fridge after 7pm could increase your risk of heart attack.

They believe that eating two hours before going to bed prevents your body from completely resting, with your blood pressure not falling properly overnight. This suggests it could negatively impact your heart health.

The researchers studied 700 men and women who ate close to bedtime and found that there weren’t significant decreases in blood pressure – which isn’t a great sign. This can lead to the production of stress hormones like adrenaline and can impact circadian rhythms.


Dr Ebru Ozpelit, associate professor of cardiology at Dokuz Eylul University in Imir, said that things like artificial lighting (thanks, iPhones) lead to people’s “erratic” eating habits.

So, before you whip up something delish tonight, make sure you have it ready before 7pm.