Sleep well for your bones!
A good night’s sleep is important for many reasons but did you know it is also important for your bones?
A recent study published in Osteoporosis International revealed there is a relationship between how long you sleep and your risk of osteoporosis. There was a “U-shaped relationship” with the lowest risk seen when people slept about 8 hours per day. The researchers also found that sleeping too long, or not long enough, was associated with a significantly increased risk of osteoporosis in people who were middle-aged and elderly.
Research take away point: adequate sleep duration is important in the delay and/or prevention of osteoporosis.
Osteo-Circuit take-away point: Not getting 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis? Speak to your Doctor about possible reasons why and aim to sleep a bone healthy amount every night!
Building Better Bones
Sleep duration and the risk of osteoporosis among middle-aged and elderly adults: a dose-response meta-analysis
- Wang, W. Ruan, Y. Peng, W. Li