Unlocking sleep secrets, from magnesium to getting rid of a beer belly
Sleep is crucial for our physical and mental health, yet many of us struggle to get enough quality shut-eye. In this round-up of sleep-related news, we explore various topics related to sleep health, from the potential benefits of magnesium to the coffee connection to the role of music on our sleep health. We’ll also dive into the beer belly issue and how using a CPAP machine can improve morning alertness for sleep apnea sufferers.
Keep reading to discover the latest sleep research and how it can improve your sleep health.
Will magnesium help you sleep better?
Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? The solution may lie in magnesium. This mineral plays a vital role in muscle and nerve function and research suggests that a deficiency may contribute to poor sleep quality. While results from studies on magnesium’s effect on sleep are mixed, some research indicates that taking magnesium supplements may improve sleep quality if you suffer from insomnia. If you’re looking to up your magnesium intake, consider incorporating magnesium-rich foods like almonds, spinach and avocados into your diet. Read more: usatoday.com
Coffee drinkers get more steps but less sleep
Coffee and sleep have long been hot topics in the wellness world but a recent study sheds new light on their relationship. It’s not a shock that coffee consumed too close to bedtime can negatively affect sleep quality and quantity. But there’s good news too: regular exercise was shown to mitigate some of the negative effects of caffeine on sleep health. If you’re a coffee drinker, give yourself enough time between your last cup and bedtime. And prioritize regular exercise to maintain good sleep health. Read more: cnn.com
Can music help you sleep better?
Consider adding some tunes to your nighttime routine. A recent study found that listening to relaxing music before bed improves sleep quality and quantity. Participants in the study reported falling asleep faster and experiencing less nighttime awakenings when they listened to calming music before hitting the hay. If you’re looking for a natural way to improve your sleep, try creating a relaxing playlist and making music a part of your pre-sleep routine. Sweet dreams! Read more: psychologytoday.com
Struggling with your CPAP machine? Blame your biological clock
If you’re feeling groggy and unproductive in the morning, sleep apnea may be to blame. A new study offers hope though. Researchers found that using a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to treat sleep apnea could improve morning alertness and energy levels – even if total sleep time remained the same. CPAP therapy works by helping keep airways open during sleep, preventing interruptions in breathing and promoting better quality sleep. So, if you’re struggling with sleep apnea, talk to your doctor about CPAP therapy to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the day! Read more: washingtonpost.com
Lack of sleep can lead to a beer belly
Are you packing on the pounds despite hitting the gym regularly? The culprit could be lack of sleep. A recent study found that sleep deprivation can lead to a higher body mass index (BMI) and a larger waist circumference – even with active, healthy eaters. The study suggests that lack of sleep interferes with the body’s metabolism, making it harder to burn calories. So, if you’re looking to maintain a healthy weight and avoid a beer belly, prioritize quality sleep along with exercise and nutrition. Read more: torontosun.com
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