One study looked at the relationship between eating habits and the number of hours a person sleeps and found that certain nutrients could affect the length of sleep. In addition, it found that those who eat a more varied diet generally have healthier sleeping patterns.
Sleeping is not only pleasant, it is also necessary to maintain good health since it is during the hours of sleep that the body recovers its energy for a new day. Not for nothing, lack of sleep and poor sleep have been associated with various health conditions, such as memory problems, heart problems, or even diabetes.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, there are studies that suggest that too little sleep can affect the balance of hormones that regulate hunger and appetite, leading to weight gain. But conversely, what is known about the influence of diet on sleep patterns? Many health professionals recognize that there is indeed a relationship between what we eat and how we sleep, but relatively few scientific studies have explored this connection. That is the opinion of Michael Grandner, professor of psychiatry and member of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, United States. To delve into the subject,
To that end, they analyzed data from the United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey for 2007 and 2008, and found that those who slept little (five to six hours a night) consumed the most amount of food. calories, followed by those who had a normal sleep (seven to eight hours), those who slept very little (less than five hours) and those who slept a lot (nine or more hours).