We’ve all experienced bad nights of sleep and felt off the next day… you can't think clearly, you move slower, you aren’t as alert, and you may even feel like you can't stop eating.
New research shows that getting less than five hours of sleep is the same as driving drunk. A study done by AAA found that drivers who had slept for less than 4 hours, 4-5 hours, 5-6 hours, and 6-7 hours in the past 24 hours were 11.5x’s, 4.3x’s, 1.9x’s, and 1.3x’s likelier to crash, respectively, than drivers who had slept for seven or more of the past 24 hours.
Studies have found our immune responses decrease, our metabolism slows down, blood pressure increases, and we have a higher risk of diabetes, heart attack and heart failure when we don’t continuously get enough sleep.
Getting quality sleep is essential to being healthy and feeling your best!
Supplements can really help support healthy sleep, but they can also impair our sleep quality when taken at the wrong time.
So why does supplement timing matter anyway?
When we give our body vitamins and minerals in the form of supplements, they go do specific jobs in the body. By understanding what these supplements do, we can time them in the most “natural way” to avoid any sleep disruptions.
It's estimated that 46% of American adults are deficient in vitamin D…
This vitamin is essential for our immune system, hormone production, bone production / maintenance, cardiovascular health, and cognitive health!
Vitamin D comes from the sun, however sunscreen and clothing block the absorption.