Vitamin D Supplements, Quality Sleep Could Help Relieve Fibromyalgia, Other Chronic Pain Conditions

Vitamin D Supplements, Quality Sleep Could Help Relieve Fibromyalgia, Other Chronic Pain Conditions
Taking Vitamin D supplements and getting a good night's sleep may help prevent fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions, as well as make pain treatments more effective, concludes a study, “The interfaces between vitamin D, sleep and pain,” that appeared in the Journal of Endocrinology. Vitamin D's musculoskeletal benefits are well-known: it promotes the calcification of bone matrix and boosts the intestine' absorption of calcium and phosphate. Vitamin D deficiency can cause bone-related problems in both children and adults, while contributing to weak bones and fractures among the elderly. Besides its role in bone metabolism, several studies have suggested that vitamin D is crucial to other biological mechanisms like fertility, infection and sleep-wake cycle modulation. Some have also demonstrated Vitamin D's possible role in regulating both sleep and pain. Monica Levy Andersen and her colleagues at Brazil's Universidade Federal de São Paulo reviewed the evidence of published studies looking at the role of vitamin D in pain-related conditions or sleep disorders. They found that vitamin D levels may play a key role in the relationship between pain and sleep. This suggests that vitamin D supplements combined with good sleep could increase the effectiveness of pain management treatments  not only with fibromyalgia but other pain-related conditions such as chronic back pain, menstrual cramps and arthritis. "We can hypothesize that suitable vitamin D supplementation combined
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2 comments

  1. Inez Tanner says:

    There are 3 types of Vitamin D. Which one were they using. Were they using Vitamin D1 or Vitamin D2 or Vitamin D3?

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