Title

Vitamin D and sleep duration: Is there a bidirectional relationship?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Title

Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation

Publisher

DeGruyter

School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

RAS ID

32412

Comments

Mosavat, M., Smyth, A., Arabiat, D., & Whitehead, L. (2020). Vitamin D and sleep duration: Is there a bidirectional relationship?. Hormone Molecular Biology and Clinical Investigation, 41(4).

https://doi.org/10.1515/hmbci-2020-0025

Abstract

Vitamin D contributes to numerous physiological processes within the body but primarily calcium andbone homeostasis. Emerging evidence highlights a novel role for vitamin D in maintaining and regulating optimal sleep. Sleep is a known regulator of bone health,highlighting the interconnectedness between vitamin D concentrations, sleep duration and bone metabolism. It is possible that the relationship between sleep length and vitamin D is bidirectional, with vitamin D playing a role in sleep health and conversely, sleep affecting vitamin D levels. Nevertheless, limited information on the direction of the interaction is available, and much remains to be learned concerning the complex relationship between insufficient sleep duration and vitamin D deficiency. Given the potential to implement interventions to improve sleep and vitamin D supplementation, understanding this relationship further could represent a novel way to support and improve health.

DOI

10.1515/hmbci-2020-0025

Research Themes

Health

Priority Areas

Exercise, nutrition, lifestyle and other interventions for optimal health across the lifespan

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