Free Press Release Center Logo
   
  Home | About Us | Sample Press Release
  Press Release Articles | Press Releases and SEO | Press Release Book  
 

Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

Researchers have found a definite link between vitamin D deficiency and the current global epidemic of sleep disorders

PDF  View as PDF  Print View   

January 2, 2015 (FPRC) -- Vitamin D is known as the "Sunshine Vitamin" because spending time outdoors in the sun is known to increase vitamin D in the body via the skin. Our ancestors spent a considerable amount of their time outdoors, but for the first time in history, large amounts of the world population spend most of their time inside their offices and homes.

Researchers at the East Texas Medical Center and the University of North Carolina have discovered that vitamin D helps to regulate the sleep-wake cycle. They've found a definite link between vitamin D deficiency and insomnia and the current global epidemic of sleep disorders.

Rapid eye movement sleep (REM) is one of the deepest levels of sleep. It is the level in which dreaming occurs, and its related to good memory and learning. A disruption of REM sleep or an absence of it, is one form of insomnia. Other sleep disorders include sleep apnea - which involves interrupted or obstructed breathing or snoring during the night; insomnia from hormone fluctuations such as with menstruation or menopause; restless leg syndrome; and periodic limb movement disorder, a condition where the person moves their limbs involuntarily during sleep.

The results of the clinical trial of vitamin D supplementation was published in a recent issue of the journal "Medical Hypothesis". The researchers followed 1500 patients over a 2 year period. A consistent level of vitamin D3 was maintained in their blood over many months. This produced normal sleep in most of the participants, regardless of their type of sleep disorder, which suggests that many types of insomnia may share the same cause.

During the research, the authors discovered the presence of high concentrations of vitamin D "receiving sites" or "receptors" in those areas of the brain that are related to the onset and maintenance of sleep.

Calcium is also directly related to our cycles of sleep. In one study, published in the European Neurology Journal, researchers found that calcium levels in the body are higher during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. This study concluded that disturbances in sleep, especially the absence of REM deep sleep or disturbed REM sleep, are related to a calcium deficiency.

As a note, calcium works best when its balanced with magnesium in a two to one ratio (with twice as much calcium as magnesium).

Natural sleep aids containing vitamin D and calcium can be helpful with both falling asleep and staying asleep during the night. One remedy that's designed for many forms of insomnia is Sleep Minerals II from Nutrition Breakthroughs.

This insomnia remedy contains highly absorbable forms of vitamin D3, calcium, and magnesium, the best ingredients for sleeplessness and insomnia, as well as for heart health, restless legs syndrome, bone strength, menopause insomnia and teenage insomnia. The formula is delivered in a softgel form with healthy carrier oils, making it more rapidly absorbable than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.

Doctor P. P. of Houston, Texas says: I had developed sleeping problems and took two different sleep medications over the course of several weeks. When I discontinued them, the insomnia came back even worse. Sleep Minerals II was just what I needed. Ive been taking it for a couple weeks now and getting many hours of sleep a night. As a doctor I would definitely avoid prescribing sleeping drugs - I would recommend Sleep Minerals II.

The authors of the vitamin D study noted that sleep disorders have played a role in the development of medical conditions such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, depression, and chronic pain -- all of which have become widespread similarly to insomnia. The authors suggest further research be done on the management of vitamin D levels in a variety of medical conditions related to sleep.

For more information on Sleep Minerals visit www.NutritionBreakthroughs.com


Send an email to Jobee Knight of Nutrition Breakthroughs
1-818-913-4308

Recent Press Releases By The Same User

Research Shows Magnesium Rich Foods Remedy Pain and Insomnia (Mon 3rd Oct 16)

Melatonin Rich Fruits for Sleep: New Studies from Nutrition Breakthroughs (Thu 28th Jul 16)

The Candida Diet: New Studies Show Natural Food Remedies (Mon 25th Jul 16)

Studies Discover Top 5 Health Benefits of Cherries (Wed 16th Mar 16)

Studies on the Top Natural Headache Remedies Shown Effective (Thu 28th Jan 16)

Top Fiber Foods: Studies Reveal Many Health Benefits (Tue 12th Jan 16)



Press releases by industry
Advertising
Aerospace and Defense
Architecture
Arts and Entertainment
Audio and Video
Automotive
Baseball
Basketball
Beauty
Beverages
Business
Chemicals
Christianity
Communication
Computers
Consumer
Crops
eCommerce
Economy
Education
Employment
Energy
Environment
Events and Trade Shows
Fashion
Finance
Food
Football
Forestry
Golf
Government
Hardware
Healthcare
Holidays
Human Resources
Immigration Services
Information Technology
Insurance
Internet
Investment Services
Legal
Leisure
Lifestyle
Linux and Open Source
Maritime
Media
Non-Profit
Photography
Plumbing and Heating
Politics
Public Relations
Railroads
Real Estate
Religion and Faith
Restaurants
Retail
Science
Society
Software
Sports
Technology
Television
Toys
Trade
Transportation
Travel and Tourism
Trucking
Volunteer
Waste Management
Water

[ Vist our sister sites: Linux news | Bible Study Tool ]

Site design and layout copyright 2005-2015 Free Press Release Center