Catching some zzzz's by increasing omega-3's

Omega-3's have become quite popular in recent years due to their many health benefits. They can help combat a number of conditions, including heart disease, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, anxiety and depression.

Not surprisingly, omega-3's have been found to benefit sleep. They can increase the duration of sleep, likely through their  ability to support the release of melatonin. Also, a greater intake of omega-3's may make you less likely to develop obstructive sleep apnea.

Omega-3's are found in fatty fish such as salmon, herring and mackerel. Due to the levels of contaminants found in certain fish, a high quality fish oil supplement may be a better option. Your healthcare provider will help you determine which supplements you may need.

If a good night's sleep is what you're after, increasing your consumption of omega-3's may be just what you need to help you catch some more zzzz's.

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