Research conducted in the United States has found that people who get fewer than seven hours of sleep per night on average consume lower amounts of vitamins A, D, and B1, as well as magnesium, niacin, calcium, zinc and phosphorus.
A lack of essential micronutrients has numerous negative effects on health. These effects are well known to include sleep disorders. A meta-analysis published in 2018 looked at 9 studies involving 9397 patients and found that vitamin D deficiency is associated with poor sleep quality, short sleep duration, and sleepiness. The researchers concluded that study participants with vitamin D deficiency had a significantly increased risk of sleep disorders.
In the long term, the negative effects of poor nutrition are life-threatening. As Dr. Rath’s scientific discoveries have shown, chronic deficiencies of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other specific nutrients are the primary cause of today’s most common diseases. Such diseases include cardiovascular problems, cancer, diabetes, and others, each of which now kill millions of people worldwide every year.
Based on this understanding, Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach defines an optimum daily intake of specific micronutrients as a basic preventative measure for maintaining health, and the effective, safe control of many pathological conditions.
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