We summarize the latest sleep research to help you overcome sleep difficulties — helpful for improving sleep troubles and mild cases of insomnia.
Based on the current research available, it's unlikely for iron supplements to cause insomnia. See this summary for a full explanation, as well as possible exceptions.
There’s a very small amount of research showing that multivitamins may cause insomnia in healthy people without sleep issues. But in general, it appears that supplements have either no effect or a slight positive one on sleep.
In general, there’s no research that shows that lithium has a strong positive or negative effect on sleep. While lithium does affect the time spent in deep sleep and REM sleep, it doesn’t affect total amount of sleep or sleep quality.
Currently, research doesn't show that CBD has a strong effect on sleep, positive or negative. However, many individuals have different reactions to CBD.
Low estrogen levels, from menopause or any other reason, has been linked to insomnia. We’re going to look at the different ways low menopause can cause sleep difficulties, as well as which treatment options are supported by research.
The main cause of insomnia after having a baby is not from hormones or physical pain in most cases, but stress and anxiety. For now, research suggests that doctors should prescribe a treatment plan that focuses on cognitive behavioral therapy.
The research that we’re about to summarize shows that insomnia is very common after quitting smoking and usually lasts anywhere from 3 weeks to a few months (in the worst cases).
Other than in rare cases, having more omega 3 fats in your diet appears to be beneficial for sleep quality.
While more research is still needed, the studies we looked at show that omega 3 fats consistently have a positive effect on sleep quality, insomnia severity, and anxiety.
The research we've looked at shows that sleep trouble after eating at night is very common. The severity of sleep quality decline is correlated to the amount eaten and type of food...
There are 3 main issues with chocolate that can contribute to insomnia symptoms:
Caffeine, Theobromine, Sugar (situational). This posts reviews the research for each of these.