Short on Sleep, Short on Nutrients

July 9, 2019

There’s a strong correlation between sleeping less than 7 hours each night and being short on certain key nutrients. Whether sleep is interfering with your nutritional intake or lack of nutrients causes insomnia (or both!), researchers agree supplementing is a good step toward better health.

The optimum amount of sleep falls between 7 and 9 hours and fluctuates between people based on genetics and other factors—so 7 hours may not even be enough if you’re a 9 hour person! Less sleep than you need can impair your ability to think, drive, work, and function—and it may be beyond you to notice.

Lack of sleep can cause weight gain, and it might be because when we don’t get enough sleep, it triggers our brains to eat high energy foods, and whether it’s fatty, sugary, or just full of carbs, chances our it’s a part of the reason people with less sleep also have nutrient deficiencies.

Can you sleep too much? Not really. Lack of sleep is associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and while more than 9 hours also signals you’re at an increased risk of dying early, it’s not because of the sleep, instead, extra sleep is your body trying to heal itself (whether it’s from something mental, like depression, early signs of a cold, or something unseen).

The nutrients researchers think you may be missing—like calcium, magnesium, and some various others—are in Cal Mag Complete, which is specially formulated with the nutrients you need for your best nighttime health. And if you need help with getting sleep, try Nite MGR, a natural sleep aid that combines nutrients and known beneficial herbs to encourage a good night’s rest. You can get them both in our Sleep Support Pack.

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