While one restless night’s sleep is unlikely to cause health problems in the long term, consecutive nights of poor sleep can do more harm than many people realise.
And if this is you you’re not alone, with a health survey by the Australian Sleep Health Foundation finding that 33 to 45 per cent of adults sleep either poorly or not long enough most nights.
‘Scientists are now uncovering the strong relationship between our gut microbiome and sleep,’ the Supercharged Food founder said.
‘When our circadian rhythms are disrupted, the bacteria of our gut can be negatively affected. The line of connection between the gut and the brain, known as the “gut brain axis” becomes compromised, a little bit like when you play broken telephone.’