Sierad Health Story - It is common knowledge if what was eaten by a person shows who the person really is. But apparently, according to a recent study, what they eat also affects sleep patterns are concerned. How can?
"In general, we know that people who sleep for 7-8 hours each night have a health and welfare conditions better, and we feel compelled to ask, 'Is there a difference in diet between those who sleep shorter hours, longer or standard sleep patterns? '"said researcher Michael A. Grandner, Ph.D., of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA.
The conclusion was obtained after the researchers looked at the number of calories of food consumed each day by the participant National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey between the years 2007-2009.
In addition, researchers also collected information about the amount of sleep time participants. From there, researchers were able to categorize the participants into 4 groups: participants who bedtime 'very short' (fewer than 5 hours a night), 'short' (5-6 hours a night), the 'standard' or normal (7-8 hours a night) and 'length' (9 hours on overnight).
The result, researchers found a link between the number of calories the participants consumed with how long it took her. Participants who ate the most calories are more likely to have hours of sleep that 'short'.
But unique, many participants were known to consume calories is the next participant hours sleep 'normal', and then the participants to bedtime 'very short' and 'long'.
Not only that, the researchers also identified a link between sleep and types of nutrients they eat. For example, participants with bedtime 'very short' rarest known drinking water, as well as the consumption of carbohydrate foods and food substances contained in red and orange fewest than other participants.
While participants to bedtime 'long' reported shortage of consumption of substances found in tea and chocolate, as well as choline (from eggs and some kind of meat) than the other participants, but most drinking alcohol.
That means that overall participants who bedtime 'very short', 'short' and 'long' consume a diet that does not sevariatif participants to bedtime 'normal'. However, researchers claimed to not know whether changing eating habits can affect sleep patterns of participants.
"The question has prompted the need for further study as far as we know that short sleep duration is closely related to weight gain and obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease," said Grandner as quoted Huffingtonpost, Monday (11/02/2013).
"On the other hand we also know that sleeping too long it could lead to negative health consequences. But if we can find a combination of nutrients and calories is ideal to encourage healthy sleep quality then this may offer tremendous potential for reducing rates of obesity and cardiometabolic risk factors the other, "he concluded.