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98 Percent of Sleep Apnea Cases Have Low Vitamin D

author avatar Dr. Eric Berg November 18, 2021

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Learn how low vitamin D could be behind many cases of sleep apnea and other sleep problems.

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0:00 Introduction: Sleep apnea and low vitamin D

0:23 Vitamin D for sleep apnea

1:12 Which type of vitamin D is best?

1:27 Vitamin D deficiency and sleep problems

3:22 Taking vitamin D for sleep problems

3:38 Share your success story!

Let’s talk about sleep apnea. According to a certain study, 98% of people with sleep apnea have a vitamin D deficiency.

Vitamin D significantly reduces inflammation. Many times, the tissues in the back of the throat and the back of the sinuses are inflamed, causing sleep apnea.

Vitamin D supports an overactive immune system. When a person has an overactive immune system, certain tissues in the body can be inflamed and obstruct breathing.

Vitamin D also has a direct effect on your sleep cycles. It helps you get into a deep sleep. Without vitamin D, it’s difficult to get into delta wave sleep.

We’re talking about vitamin D3, not vitamin D2. There have been some reports that vitamin D2 could actually cause insomnia.

A vitamin D deficiency can affect both sleep apnea and sleep quality in general. Low back pain and snoring are linked to a vitamin D deficiency.

Low vitamin D can also cause high stress, low mood, and unbalanced cortisol, which can all affect your sleep.

Teeth grinding is associated with low vitamin d as well, which can affect your sleep.

It may be beneficial to take vitamin D with magnesium. Magnesium can help with the absorption of vitamin D, and it can also help with leg and foot cramps at night.

Vitamin D is also majorly associated with insulin resistance. If you have insulin resistance, you won’t be able to absorb vitamin D very well. If you have low vitamin D, your chance of developing insulin resistance goes up.

If you have sleep problems or sleep apnea, consider taking at least 10,000IU of vitamin D right before you go to sleep. Also, make sure to take magnesium with it.

 

DATA: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26414899/

 

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