“Eating healthy and allowing the body to absorb proper nutrients provides the brain with the chemical environment that it needs to produce the neurotransmitters that it needs to maintain adequate sleep,” said Ana Krieger, MD, MPH, Medical Director of the Center for Sleep Medicine at New York-Presbyterian and Weill Cornell Medicine.
You are attempting to fall asleep after a long day at work. You squeezed in dinner, exercising, playing with your kids, helping with homework, packing lunches, tweeting… the list never ends. And this is just since you pulled into the driveway at 6 p.m.
It’s no secret we’re sleeping less. Our fast-paced lives demand more time, and often that comes at the expense of our sleep. It also should be no surprise that there is a strong correlation between the amount, and more importantly, the quality of sleep we get, and the effect it has on our bodies.