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Children's sleep improves omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids mostly come from our fatty sea fish. They have countless benefits for our health. They can even favor the nightlife of the smallest.

Unfortunately, sleep problems are not avoided even to children. They are confronted with insomnia, frequent night waking or short rest. Poor sleep in children is often associated with health problems but also with behavioral and learning disorders. The new Oxford study, published in the Journal of Sleep Research, deals with the use of omega-3 fatty acid supplements for children's sleep. What did the experts find out?

Longer and better

Children who have difficulty sleeping, possibly with learning and behavior, often have insufficient omega-3 fatty acid intake. The overall ratio of fatty acids is also important. For better relaxation, a better intake of omega-3 and a reduction in the intake of omega-6 acids is more beneficial. During the Oxford study, some children used dietary supplements with omega-3 fatty acid DHA. This is essential for good brain function. The duration of sleep in these individuals (when taking 600 mg of DHA per day) improved by an average of one hour. Less children also wake up during the night.

Accessories protect health

Omega-3 fatty acids can not create the human body itself, but needs it for example for the good functioning and development of the brain, eyes and heart. For this reason, we should receive them regularly in our diet. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has recommended to ensure that omega-3 fatty acids are taken by regular consumption of fatty fish (at least 3 times a week) or by eating suitable dietary supplements with fish oils.

Author: Dominika Šťastná
Source: U lékař

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