Two trends are simultaneoulsy worsening.
As sleep deprivation rates surge higher, so do the numbers of overweight and obese people.
Human research links sleep loss with weight gain. Published reports associated sleep loss with a 15% decrease in life expectancy. What's stumped everyone are effective solutions for chronic sleep disorders.
Over the past three year, four studies have been published that reveal a partial solution in the form of a low cost supplement.
Differing doses of the herb ashwaganda have been used by Americans for decades. It's ability to improve sleep was recently validated.
A 2019 placebo-controlled study showed that a lower potency ashwaganda extract taken twice a day reduced stress and anxiety and demonstrated "significant improvement in sleep quality."
A more impressive 2020 placebo-controlled study used a new ashwaganda that is more concentrated and taken only once at bedtime. The results found improvements as light as 72% across a wide spectrum of sleep measures. Those challenged with getting enough quality sleep should consider novel approaches being uncovered in the published scientific literature.
The ability to reduce one's calorie intake and disease risk in response to better sleep makes achieving restorative rest a priority. This might happen with the proper use of ashwaganda and other approaches that yield ancillary health benefits.
Impact of Sleep on Hunger
Most of us who suffer a night of non-restorative sleep tend to eat more the next day. Epidemiologic evidence links sleeps loss with obesity. An underlying cause involves changes in brain activity that increase our desire for high calorie foods that cause weight gain.
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