In may seem somewhat unrelated, but the problems with health of your gut can lead to sleep quality problems, from persistent insomnia to difficulty in staying asleep. This is very frustrating and affects quality of life and work during the day, and even may lead to accidents at work or in traffic. Gut’s microbiome is home of microbes that affect well being of all us in many different ways. Maintaining healthiness of this microsystem is key to good night sleep.
- Metabolites produced in the gut facilitate the production of serotonin and dopamine.
- Japanese research on mice found that depleting microbiota lead to sleep disturbances.
- Another study found that probiotics can reduce symptoms of stress and improve sleep.
“An ever-growing body of research suggests that the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and yeasts living in the digestive tract – is indispensable to our well-being.”