Your sleep quality can be affected by a number of things. For instance, even if you don’t have sleep apnea, a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle can still cause your quality of sleep to decline. In addition to screening for chronic snoring, sleep apnea, and other sleep disorders, you may also be able to sleep better by improving what you eat throughout the day. If you have sleep apnea, then the right minerals and nutrients may even be able to help you alleviate the symptoms so you can rest more peacefully.
Causes of Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes you to periodically stop breathing at night. While there are many potential risk factors for the disorder, one of the most-well known risks is obesity, poor cardiovascular health, and excessive or enlarged oral tissues. When you improve your diet and make healthier choices, you can significantly reduce your risks of sleep apnea due to related health issues.
Foods that Can Help
Not just grapes, but also cherries, tomatoes, olives, pomegranates, and other melatonin-rich foods. Melatonin is a natural sleep hormone that helps regulate your body’s circadian rhythm so you can fall asleep and stay asleep easier.
Fish and many other types of seafood are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are highly effective antioxidants that help your body process melatonin. Omega-3 acids also help your body control oral tissue inflammation, which can be a contributing factor to sleep apnea.
If you’ve ever grown tired after Thanksgiving dinner, you can likely thank the tryptophan-rich turkey. Tryptophan promotes the release of serotonin, a hormone that helps your body relax and sleep peacefully.
Learn More About Achieving the Rest You Need
As an important part of your overall wellbeing, getting enough good quality sleep can often require improving other areas of your lifestyle and habits. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.