Sleep Better with Seaweed

I sleep better with seaweed is a common theme in testimonials and it got us thinking that this is not placebo. We know eating seaweed improves microbiome, and reduces pain for dysmenorrhea and for joints. Read more

Sleep is a complex process, but we have many customers who say they sleep better with Seaweed. What? Why? So we dug back through our customer referrals and data from our trials and it turns out there may improvement in sleep. Sleep is not just duration – importantly the patterns of sleep determine how you feel about sleep.

What Customers Say

My new neighbour is an 72 year old engineer with dodgy knees. After a month he says his knees “might” be better, but he has been sleeping better. Not waking at 3am. And that’s enough for him to keep going for another couple of months.

We saw a 50% improvement score in our dysmenorrhea trial but did not think too much about. It made sense if period pain was reduced. It was not something we had really focused on, but participants reported that after seaweed they did not loose work or social activities and it may be that they actually slept better.

Data from 150 women after 8 weeks of eating seaweed.

A number of our testimonials say they feel better on seaweed

Does More Exercise Improve Sleep

The data shows the women in the trial had more energy, and found it easier to exercise. And there are many studies that show more exercise helps sleep patterns -just don’t do the exercise immediately prior to sleep! We don’t know if they had small incremental changes in exercise.

Reduced inflammation

Seaweed is a powerful anti-inflammatory functional food. Does the improvement in inflammation help sleep?

Neuronal Effect

We know from seaweed studies that it builds better brain pathways for people with dementia and may have some action with diseases such as Parkinsons? Do the improvement neural pathways led to better sleep.

Sleep Better with Seaweed – The Role of Vitamins and Minerals

A number of vitamins and minerals help sleep – and check out our vitamins (here) and minerals (here) of things we know help sleep.

  • Iron. Iron is a major component in our blood that provides oxygen to our cells and tissues. Seaweed is a good source of naturally available Fe.
  • Magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that works wonders when it comes to releasing tension and helping you and your muscles to relax. Pacific Seamoss has some.
  • Vitamin D Other kelps and brown seaweeds have Vitamin D but Pacific Seamoss does not.
  • Melatonin, but melatonin is not in seaweed.
  • Tryptophan – in reasonable amounts – helps sleep
  • B vitamins. Seaweed is chock full of B3.
  • Calcium. There is not much Ca in Seaweed.
  • Vitamin E. Our Pacific
  • Potassium. K helps smooth muscle relax. Over 95% of westerners are deficient in K.

Further Reading

The Mayo clinic: 6 Tips to help you Sleep Better

  1. Stick to a sleep schedule. Set aside no more than eight hours for sleep
  2. Pay attention to what you eat and drink. Don’t go to bed hungry or stuffed
  3. Create a restful environment. Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping.
  4. Limit daytime naps.
  5. Include physical activity in your daily routine.
  6. Manage worries.

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