Sleep Quality with Protein

According to health experts, getting enough sleep is essential to good health. Poor indexes of sleep include duration, quality, and patterns, and have been associated to various health conditions, including obesity, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease. A new study co-funded by the beef checkoff and led by Dr. Wayne Campbell at Purdue University, evaluated sleep quality in overweight and obese adults, following higher-protein weight-loss diets. Results demonstrated improved sleep quality in subjects maintaining higher protein intakes when dieting to lose weight. Therefore, consumption of a greater proportion of energy from protein while dieting may improve sleep in overweight and obese adults.

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