A dietitian explains how what we eat and drink influences sleep quality, and vice-versa.
Usually we don’t hear sleep advice from a dietitian. But this video features Madeleine Hallum, a registered dietitian and clinical nutrition coordinator with Health Plus at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Hallum explains how poor sleep quality can affect appetite, hormones and hunger levels – which in turn can make it difficult to lose or maintain weight. Not getting enough sleep regularly, or not sleeping well, can also increase your long-term chances of developing chronic illnesses such as diabetes, obesity and heart disease.
The reverse is also true, Hallum says: Eating and drinking habits can influence how well you sleep.
In this video, Hallum explains the links between sleep quality and nutrition, to help you sleep better and maintain a healthy weight.
This information is presented by Health Plus, which provides resources to support the health of Vanderbilt University Medical Center faculty and staff.