One of the most common side effects from blood pressure medications is poor sleep. In many people, poor sleep can contribute to increased appetite and weight gain –creating a vicious cycle. Taking melatonin, a natural sleep aid, can counteract the insomnia caused from ß-Blocker anti-hypertension medications, notes a study presented this week in the 25th annual meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies.
In this research, men with high blood pressure taking daily ß-blocker medications were given a small dose of 5mg of melatonin before bedtime. They found that melatonin significantly boosted sleep time and sleep quality in nearly all research subjects.
More natural supplements to help you fight high blood pressure…
It is generally known and accepted that many conditions
affecting poor health can be prevented and/or treated by simply increasing the
amount of a vitamin or mineral that might be lacking.
But what if we go the other way and cause problems because
Today, I thought I’d combine some of the info on three of my favorite minerals with a great bedtime snack recipe to help alleviate a common problem for a growing number of people: Restless Leg Syndrome.
You asked, we answered. The small info piece I ran this week on the benefits of beets and beet juice got a huge response. I was a little surprised at how interesting this little red gem is to so many people.
Right away, my inbox was flooded with questions, and the top 3 most common are addressed below:
Did you know that vitamin D deficiency in early years may increase your chances of developing hypertension, or high blood pressure?
Yes… this is exactly what a research reported at the American Heart Association’s 63rd High Blood Pressure Research Conference suggests.
Researchers have found that women who reported deficiency of Vitamin D in the year 1993 were thrice more likely to acquire hypertension within fifteen years. According to research’s co-author, Flojaune Griffin, this separate study is different from previous studies done on this subject on the count of the length of time taken into consideration. In this study the effect of Vitamin D is looked over the period of fifteen years, which is a considerable longer follow-up than previous studies done on this subject.
The deficiency of Vitamin D not only increases the risk of hypertension, but also puts you at a greater risk to certain inflammatory diseases and cancers.