Sleep and Diet – Latest Research Explores the Connection – Learn more from Louisville Orthopaedic Specialists

What you Eat May Influence How You Sleep, according to latest research. Dr. Michael Grandner and colleagues at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who sleep less than five hours also consumed less water and less lycopene.

Lycopene is a vitamin that is known to help protect against heart disease. Lycopene is found in foods like tomatoes, guavas, watermelon and grapefruit.

Further, people that get the “typical” amount of sleep (between 7 and 8 hours a night) had greater diversity in their diets in terms of vitamins, minerals and nutrients.  For more info, check out this research on nutrition and sleep.

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