3 Food Types To Eat Today For More Restorative Sleep Tonight

Posted on January 19, 2016

A study involving 26 adults was conducted and it was found that the more fibre people in the study ate, the longer they spent in the most restorative phase of sleep, called- deep sleep that night.

Eating more saturated fat, though, was linked to less deep sleep. Having a lower sugar intake was linked to fewer arousals from sleep during the night. It was also found that the adults who took part in the study fell asleep faster after consuming a meal prepared by a nutritionist compared to consuming a meal made by themselves. The nutritionist's meal had high contents of protein and low amounts of saturated fat.

“The finding that diet can influence sleep has tremendous health implications, given the increasing recognition of the role of sleep in the development of chronic disorders such as hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.” - Dr St-Onge

Category(s):Health Psychology

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