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Research Suggests One of Vitamin D's Benefits Is That It Prevents Daytime Sleepiness

Last updated: August-19,2019

Research Suggests One of Vitamin D's Benefits Is That It Prevents Daytime Sleepiness

Vitamin D Benefits Daytime Sleepiness"Sleep is the best cure for waking troubles," so said the famous Cervantes in Don Quixote. But, despite the technology and science having progressed by leaps and bounds, survey after survey shows that getting a good night's sleep in today's techno-busy world is elusive.

According to the 2019 statistics by (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) CDC, 35% of adults don’t get enough sleep (7 hours per day)... 37.9% of people reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day or at work, while 4.7% reported falling asleep or nodding off while driving.

Can Vitamin D Deficiency Cause Sleep Problems?

To get a good night's sleep, consumers have tried a variety of products, but they can come with side effects. So, the recent discovery that a simple Vitamin D may help pull the blinds down and restore restful sleep to millions of Americans, is quickly drawing attention.

Sleep quality may be directly related with Vitamin D serum level. Some studies found that people with lower Vitamin D serum level experienced a lower sleep quality.

Here's a Vitamin D Sleep Study

The study – a double blind, clinical trial - was performed in November 2015-February 2016 on 89 people with sleep disorders, aimed at determining the effect of vitamin D supplements on sleep score and quality in 20-50-year-old people with sleep disorders. At the end of the study, researchers found that the use of vitamin D supplement improves sleep quality, reduces sleep latency, raises sleep duration and improves subjective sleep quality in people of 20-50 year-old with sleep disorder.

Based on the results of this study, a supplement business owner, like yourself, might want to consider offering your customers a sleep support product that includes Vitamin-D to help them catch up on some much-needed sleep.

Does Vitamin D Help Support a Healthy Sleep Cycle?

The circadian cycle of sleep and wakefulness is deeply rooted in our biological framework, which is why the primal call to wake up began when the sun rose and we were sleepy when the sun set. This awakening response is said to be the result of sunlight penetrating the skin to form Vitamin D-3. Vitamin D is a hormone and triggers the release of melatonin. High levels of melatonin, in turn, trigger the event of sleep.

It's a known fact that skin pigmentation has always been a factor that affects Vitamin D levels. Darker pigmentation is associated with higher risk of low Vitamin D. Not only race, but seasons also play a role in Vitamin D levels. In winter, Vitamin D levels tend to drop because of less exposure to the sun.

Not being able to get enough sleep for prolonged periods of time can affect your health in the following ways:

  • Higher risk for accidents
  • Impaired concentration
  • Inability to make decisions
  • Lower sex drive
  • Moodiness
  • Weight gain

What Are the Benefits of Vitamin D to the Body?

In the past decade, scientists have discovered that Vitamin D has multiple functions in the body that go beyond the scope of bone health. Besides bone health, Vitamin D has the following benefits:

  • Maintain the health of teeth
  • Support the health of the immune system, brain, and nervous system
  • Regulate insulin levels and aid diabetes management
  • Support lung function and cardiovascular health
  • Influence the expression of genes involved in cancer development

Meet the Needs of Those Suffering From Daytime Sleepiness or Low Vitamin D Levels By Manufacturing Your Own Product With NutraScience Labs!

Vitamin D for sleep support is a novel concept and one that strikes the need of millions of Americans. Supplement business owners and retailers can produce their own brand of premium-quality sleep support supplements with the help of NutraScience Labs.

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January 15th, 2013

About the Author:

Andrew Goldman

Andrew Goldman is the Vice President of Marketing for NutraScience Labs. In this role, he leverages his 15+ years of B2B inbound marketing experience to develop cutting edge strategies for our firm. A health and fitness enthusiast, Andrew and his team won the 2012 Stevie Award for Marketing Team of the Year. He is also a two-time Best In Biz Silver Award winner for Marketing Executive of the Year and has received other honors and accolades for his website design work.