Vitamin D is a pro-hormone belonging to the category of the fat-soluble group of vitamins; it is obtained more from solar exposure and in smaller quantities through feeding. Although vitamin D has traditionally been shown to be involved in calcium homeostasis and bone health, recent studies have found a positive association between vitamin D and sleep. In particular, clinical studies in humans indicate that low levels of vitamin D are correlated with poor quality and short sleep duration. The mechanism by which this association is explained is still unclear. However, vitamin D receptors have been found in the brain regions involved in sleep regulation, and vitamin D appears to be involved in regulating the sleep–wake cycle. The current review summarizes the available evidence regarding the association between vitamin D and sleep, focusing on both clinical and preclinical studies.
The lullaby of the sun : the role of vitamin D in sleep disturbance / G. Muscogiuri, L. Barrea, M. Scannapieco, C. Di Somma, M. Scacchi, G. Aimaretti, S. Savastano, A. Colao, P. Marzullo. - In: SLEEP MEDICINE. - ISSN 1389-9457. - 54(2019 Feb), pp. 262-265.
|Titolo:||The lullaby of the sun : the role of vitamin D in sleep disturbance|
|Parole Chiave:||Sleep; Sleep disturbance; Sun; Vitamin; Vitamin D; Medicine (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/13 - Endocrinologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||feb-2019|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2018.10.033|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|