Researchers in America have started to claim that diet affects how we sleep. Recent studies have shown significant differences in the diets of people who slept for a full eight hours a night, compared with those only resting for only five. A lack of sleep can lead to higher blood pressure and an increased risk of obesity, it’s important that we eat the foods that are most likely to help us sleep. |
Conducted throughout the US, the study looked at the type of diet that those who slept the standard seven or eight hours had, and compared it with those who slept less. Generally the study showed that those with more sleep ate a variety of foods in different food groups, and those who slept less, who drank less water, consumed less vitamin C, less selenium, and more green, leafy vegetables.
The survey came to the conclusion that both short sleeps and long sleeps were associated with less varied diets, but it wasn’t obvious whether changing the diet would affect how long the individual slept for. The study, although not categorically proving anything, showed a strong link once again to the length of sleep, and the risk of heart disease.
The research didn’t actually discover the perfect diet for a long sleep, however it was concluded that despite the personal preference for a little or a lot of sleep, those who got less than their regular amount of sleep would feel hungrier throughout the day, despite using less calories due to their lethargic state.
At Yawn we’ve decided that although there doesn’t seem to be a specific diet to aid with sleep, a healthy, mixed and varied diet should help you sleep better and feel more human when your alarm goes off!
Remember, that the first step to a good sleep is good bedding, which suits your sleeping type so ensure you buy Synthetic pillows, duvets and toppers filled with the correct fillings or in the shapes that compliment your sleep and give you more than 40 winks every night!
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