Low Consumption of Vitamins and Minerals Linked to Lack of Sleep
Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to long term health problems
such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.
According to a new study, many people who do not get the recommended seven
hours of sleep per night do not consume the recommended amounts of vitamins and
Researchers from Pharmavite looked at data from the US National
Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys. The surveys were conducted between
2005 and 2015 and included questions regarding how the participants eat and
sleep. Participants included approximately 26,000 US adults.
The researchers found a strong correlation between length and
quality of sleep and the amounts of vitamins A, D, and B1 consumed by the
participants. Participants who slept fewer than seven hours per night consumed
lower amounts compared to those who slept seven hours or more per night. They
also consumed lower amounts of magnesium, zinc, niacin, calcium, and
The study was presented at the American Society for Nutrition
annual meeting, held June 8-11, 2019 in Baltimore.