According to the Lee Swanson Research Update there is a significant correlation between excessive daytime sleepiness, race, and low vitamin levels according to new research. The new study finds progressively higher levels of daytime sleepiness were correlated inversely with progressively lower levels of vitamin D. Led by Dr. David McCarty FROM Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center suggests that people with lower levels of vitamin D may be at increased risk of high levels of day times sleepiness and other sleep disorders.
The research team says that the findings are the first to demonstrate a significant relationship between sleepiness and Vitamin D. Appearing online in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, the research involved studying a consecutive series of 81 sleep clinic patients who complained of sleep problems and nonspecific pain. All patients were eventually diagnosed with a sleeping disorder, which in the majority of cases was obstructive sleep apnea.
Vitamin D is very important. Please note that here at South Orange Chiropractic Center we offer Vitamin D supplements as well as sleep workshops for your organization or church group.