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February 18, 2015 at 8:21 pm #599
Is this normal? Should I be sleeping more? Or keep going with it?June 11, 2015 at 2:17 am #814
Are you tired? How active are you during the day?
Recently studies have shown that people who sleep less function poorly at mental and physical tasks than those who get 8 or 9 hours of sleep per night.
Your brain need to reset itself nightly and require quality sleep time to do so.
I would definitely say don’t sleep less!June 11, 2015 at 2:20 am #815
In my opinion I think people that have sleep problems have a calcium deficiency.June 11, 2015 at 2:22 am #816
I do not agree about the calcium deficiency. I do not have one (per blood tests), and I have had lifelong sleep disorders.
Calcium deposits in soft tissues if you do not get enough vitamin K2 and high-quality fat, also under conditions of severe stress. You also need magnesium to keep the calcium in balance, and watch sodium intake.June 11, 2015 at 2:28 am #817
I first heard of calcium deficiency for insomnia from Dr. Wallach.Then the ‘European Neurology Journal’ had the calcium deficiency study for insomnia.
William Sears, M.D. writes:
Calcium helps the brain use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This explains why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.
85% of the total mineral in your body is calcium. You can get 147 different diseases from a calcium deficiency.
For example even ‘tinnitus’ in some cases is caused by osteoporosis in the cranium plates that shrink and press on certain nerve or nerves that cause the ringing in the ears.
What I am saying also with the calcium you need the whole package though:vitamin D3, Calcium, phosphorus, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Boron, and Strontium.June 11, 2015 at 2:29 am #818
What if you are a doctor and a family and you need to wake up early for choice and the max hours you sleep is 7? Is that OK?June 11, 2015 at 2:30 am #819
I can’t imagine that anyone would answer your question with a resounding “Yes”. This is not a cut and dry topic, like much of health related issues. 7 hours may be good for me but not for you or vice versa. Bottom line is that if you are having issues, don’t over look the topic of sleep in considering your issues.June 11, 2015 at 2:31 am #820
Depression can affect sleep quality as well as the other way around. Life experience has taught me that – I was depressed long before I started experiencing sleep difficulties.