Nutrition Evidence Alert – October 2023 – Sleep & Insomnia

Sleep, Insomnia and Circadian Rhythms  

From our Experts

Dose-response relationship between weight loss and improvements in obstructive sleep apnea severity after a diet/lifestyle interventions: secondary analyses of the “MIMOSA” randomized clinical trial Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine : JCSM : Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. 2022. With Expert Review from Dr Michelle Barrow

Effects of acute sleep loss on leptin, ghrelin, and adiponectin in adults with healthy weight and obesity: A laboratory study Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2023. With Expert Review from Gail Brady

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NED Talks

We’ve got 2 new NED Talks this month. Join Editorial Board members Dr Jessica Rigutto as she discusses a 2022 study on circulating levels of maternal Vitamin D and risk of ADHD in offspring; and Dr Michelle Barrow as she talks through a systematic review and meta-analysis on the effects of health diet on male semen quality.


Podcasts and Blogs

Sleep deprivation: a deeper dive into clinical screenings, mitochondrial impact, and therapeutic interventions – from the Institute of Functional Medicine blog

How to fix sleep schedules naturally: 6 tips to help – from the Dr Ruscio blog

Dr Rupy Ajula in conversation with Professor Russell Foster Sleep Better and train your Clock  – The Doctor’s Kitchen Podcast

Dr Mark Hymen in conversation with Dr Cindy Geyer What is driving your poor sleep and how can you fix it? – The Doctor’s Farmacy Podcast


Your Reference Library

For practitioners, researchers, policy makers and students with particular interest in this area, here’s our long list

Enhancing Night and Day Circadian Contrast through Sleep Education in Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Biology. 2022

Resistance Training Improves Sleep and Anti-Inflammatory Parameters in Sarcopenic Older Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022

Paroxysmal slow wave events are associated with cognitive impairment in patients with obstructive sleep apnea in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. 2022

Psychobiotic Lactobacillus plantarum JYLP-326 relieves anxiety, depression, and insomnia symptoms in test anxious college via modulating the gut microbiota and its metabolism in Frontiers in Immunology. 2023

Sleep Disturbance Affects Immune Factors in Clinical Liver Cancer Patients in Current Oncology (Toronto, Ont.). 2022

Alternate-Day Fasting Combined with Exercise: Effect on Sleep in Adults with Obesity and NAFLD in Nutrients. 2023

Insufficient sleep predicts poor weight loss maintenance after 1 year in Sleep. 2023

Effect of Docosahexaenoic Acid and Eicosapentaenoic Acid Supplementation on Sleep Quality in Healthy Subjects: A Randomized, Double-Blinded, Placebo-Controlled Trial in Nutrients. 2022

The Emergency Medical Services Sleep Health Study: A cluster-randomized trial in Sleep Health. 2023

Sleep, Stress, and Symptoms Among People With Heart Failure During the COVID-19 Pandemic in The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. 2023

Effects of a Mediterranean Diet Intervention on Maternal Stress, Well-Being, and Sleep Quality throughout Gestation-The IMPACT-BCN Trial in Nutrients. 2023

Energy Drinks and Sleep among Adolescents in Nutrients. 2022

The Role of Vitamin D in Sleep Disorders of Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review in International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2022


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