20 Sep 2017

ARE YOU MIDDLE AGED, FEMALE AND HAVE DIFFICULTY SLEEPING?

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Associations Of Zinc And Copper Levels In Serum And Hair With Sleep Duration In Adult Women.

Zinc (Zn) and copper (Cu) are essential micronutrients involved in numerous metabolic reactions.

However, if the correct ratio of zinc to copper is not maintained various problems can result.  One of these is insomnia.

In a recent study a total of 126 adult women, Zn and Cu levels in the serum and hair were measured for each subject.

The largest percentage of participants with optimal sleep duration was observed in the highest tertile of Zn/Cu ratio in the serum and hair.

The results of the study suggest that Zn/Cu ratio as well as Zn or Cu levels in the serum and hair may be involved in sleep duration in adult women.

Over the next few weeks I will look at other problems associated with the zinc:copper ratio, why it occurs, and what can be done about it.

If you wish to have a Hair Mineral Analysis, please do not hesitate to contact me. I just need a small sample of your hair.

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