A new study suggests that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids can improve your sleep. In the study, published in the journal Sleep Health, researchers analyzed data from over 1,300 adults. They found that blood levels of EPA, DHA and total omega-3 fatty acids were consistently lower among adults who had experienced very short sleep (less than 5 hours) relative to adults who had normal sleep (7-9 hours). Thus data is important because over two-thirds of Americans don’t get enough omega-3s in their diets. In addition to the sleep benefits seen here, omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to have a number of health benefits, including heart and mental health improvements.
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