Micronutrient Inadequacy In Short Sleep: Analysis Of The NHANES 2005–2016

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  1. S.Seneff

    S.Seneff Member

    Mar 18, 2020
    Chioma J. Ikonte, Jonathan G. Mun, [...], and Susan Hazels Mitmesser

    One third of U.S. adults report short sleep (<7 h), which has been linked to negative health outcomes. Inadequate intake of micronutrients across the U.S. adult population has been reported, and a relationship between sleep conditions and micronutrient intake is emerging. This cross-sectional analysis of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES 2005–2016) (n = 26,211) showed that participants with short sleep duration had a lower usual intake (Food + Supplements) of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D in all adults aged 19+ years, and vitamin K in adults aged 19–50 years, even after adjusting for covariates. In addition, participants reporting short sleep had a higher percentage of individuals with intake lower than the estimated average requirement (EAR) across multiple nutrients. Age and gender differences were observed in the prevalence of inadequate intake across multiple nutrients. Adults aged 51–99 years with short sleep duration had inadequate intake with respect to more nutrients. In females there was an association between short sleep and a higher prevalence of inadequate intake (Food + Spp) for calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, D, E, and K (above adequate intake). Conversely, males reporting short sleep only had an inadequate intake of vitamin D. Overall, we demonstrate that short sleep is associated with increased nutrient inadequacy, emphasizing the possible need for dietary supplementation.

    By 2030, the cost of insufficient sleep has been projected to reach up to US$467.7 billion, primarily due to lower productivity and high mortality risk linked to insufficient sleep [1]. As part of Healthy People 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has partnered with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) to improve sleep health and increase the number of Americans getting sufficient sleep. While sleep deprivation has been linked to irritability, cognitive impairment, memory lapses or loss, and an impaired immune system, adequate sleep duration has a restorative effect on the body, particularly the immune system, endocrine system, and nervous system. Thus, the leading sleep organizations encourage adequate sleep as an important component of selfcare and healthcare. The National Sleep...
    Micronutrient Inadequacy in Short Sleep: Analysis of the NHANES 2005–2016

    Did some of you with almost perfect health and metabolism also experience short sleep due to less need of recoverie time ?
  2. RWilly

    RWilly Member

    Aug 30, 2018
    So many physiological processes need melatonin, and when that is off, everything is off. Screens produce a lot of blue light, which stops melatonin production. Most people are out of tune with circadian rhythms. I find that wearing blue blocker glass (especially at night) improves my sleep significantly.