Reducing Stress and Proper Diet Key to Sleeping Well

by Kathy Jones on  August 5, 2013 at 7:31 PM Lifestyle News
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Huffington Post has come out with a list of vitamins and minerals that can help reduce stress and provide a solution to your sleep problems.
 Reducing Stress and Proper Diet Key to Sleeping Well
Reducing Stress and Proper Diet Key to Sleeping Well

* Magnesium: It plays a role in the bodily function that regulates sleep. Insomnia is one of the symptoms of lack of magnesium. A 2006 analysis in the journal Medical Hypothesis suggests that magnesium deficiency might be cause of depression and mental health problems. Dark leafy vegetables, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds and beans are some of the food items rich in magnesium.

* Potassium: A 1991 study in the journal Sleep revealed that supplements may be helpful to those who have trouble sleeping through the night. Beans, leafy vegetables and baked potatoes are some of the sources.

* Vitamin D: A 2012 study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found a strong correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness and vitamin D deficiency. The sun's rays are good for this vitamin. Some of the food sources include swordfish, salmon and tuna.

Source: IANS

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