Poor Quality Of Sleep In Women May Be Tied To Increased Consumption Of Added Sugars, Saturated Fats, And Caffeine, Research Suggests

CNN reports that people who find themselves “eating too much added sugar and unhealthy fats” may not be “getting enough sleep,” researchers concluded after examining “the associations between measures of sleep quality and the dietary patterns of nearly 500 women who participated in the AHA Go Red for Women program.” The study revealed that “the poorer their quality of sleep, and the less they slept, the more the women consumed added sugars, saturated fats and caffeine.” The findings were published online in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Newsweek reports the study also revealed that “good sleep quality was associated with higher unsaturated fat intake, specifically, which is the type that has been linked to reduced cardiovascular disease risk.”