If it’s 2am and you’re reading this article in hopes of finding a solution to your endless tossing and turning, you’re not alone, the Sleep Health Foundation reports that 1.5 million Australian adults now suffer from sleep disorders.
Unfortunately, chronic sleep deprivation can have serious health consequences. One study published in the journal Sleep found that sleeping less than seven hours per on a regular basis doubles your mortality risk and sleeping less than six hours quadruples your risk.
But there may be more to blame than your stressful lifestyle, graveyard shift work, or staying glued to your smartphone while lying in bed. “An often over looked factor in sleep problems is a vitamin deficiency,” says Dr Arielle Levitan, “We need adequate levels of key nutrients to get good quality sustained sleep.” Following are some of the best-known vitamins and minerals that could help you get the ZZZs you need.