Our sleep is affected by several factors, such as our mental health and sleep hygiene. There is also growing evidence indicating a correlation between our gut health and sleep.
So how does sleep affect our gut health and vice versa?
An increased microbiome diversity in our gut has been found to be associated with longer sleep times and better sleep quality. Research has also shown that gut microbiome controls the amount of serotonin in our body. A healthy level of serotonin is important since this is used to produce melatonin, our bodys sleepy hormone. Hence, a healthy balanced diet is crucial for quality sleep.
Sleep deprivation can in turn cause detrimental changes to our gut microbiome, reducing certain beneficial bacteria strains. A compromised gut balance will then affect immunity and result in more health issues such as weight gains, poor complexion, low energy and moods.
Do you want to improve your overall health quality? Focus on the big picture and start with healthy sleep and diet habits! If you are struggling with sleep issues and need more guidance to getting quality rest, book your free 20-mins discovery call today and let us help!