Nutrition and sleep are vital for our health, but the intricate and important links that exist between them are often disregarded. Some sleep medications might become addictive, and they can also have negative side effects. Diet and nutrition can have an impact on the quality of your sleep, and particular meals and beverages might make it easier or sometimes  more difficult to obtain the rest you need.

Diets lacking important nutrients like calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, and E, as well as diets high in calories or fat, might make it difficult to get enough sleep. Caffeine is known for making falling asleep more difficult and eating too close to bedtime can cause sleep interruptions. Recognizing the links between sleep and nutrition opens possibilities for improving both to eat wiser, sleep better, and live a healthier life. Getting enough sleep, on the other hand, is linked to maintaining a healthy body weight and can help people who are trying to lose weight.

What we consume has an impact on the quality and duration of our sleep. Medications should only be used under advice of a health care professional and as a temporary help, while you make lifestyle adjustments to improve your sleep.  

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