Sunday, March 28, 2010

Ketosis and Sleep Quality

Sleep Warrior has an interesting article on ketosis and sleep:

Ultimately, I think there’s something about the insulin roller coasters we put ourselves on by constantly consuming sugary or starchy foods — and it seems to be impairing how our brains function. The idea is that by fueling our brain cells with an “alternative” source of energy (ketones) we allow them to operate more efficiently, perhaps despite any damage done from too much glucose and insulin.

1 comment:

Chainey said...

Interesting, but there is a slight proviso. Ketosis can sometimes paradoxically interfere with sleep. Perhaps only for those not fully adapted to it, but worth knowing about as it would a shame for people to experience the opposite effect to that expected and throw out the baby with the bathwater.

For more details, see comment and answer on Mike Eades' blog here.