Experts warn that a lack of sleep prevents the body from recovering after a demanding work day, which may cause the state of health of a person to worsen.
A lack of sleep leads a person to tire more easily and become more irritable.
"Poor sleep is linked to increased morbidity and mortality, from obesity, diabetes, hypertension and ischemic heart disease included, " proclaim experts.
Magnesium is among the main micronutrients that help provide a good sleep. It is among the main minerals involved in energy exchange, being a part of the functioning of the central nervous system and ensuring normal neuromuscular conduction.
If the levels of magnesium in the body are low, a person becomes more susceptible to stress.
Increasing the intake of vitamin B6 also helps in getting healthy sleep. Foods rich in this vitamin are flax, sesame, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, walnuts and cashews. Of fruits, it is recommended to frequently eat bananas and avocado.
Lately, medical science has been paying closer attention to the quality of sleep rather than its duration. It is unique to each person and depends on many factors. Factors from moon phases to emotional states have an influence.
In general, adults need between 7-8 hours of sleep a night. But some people feel great even after 5-6 hours in bed. That is why duration is a secondary criteria, if the separate sleep cycles - each lasting about 90 minutes, are completed.