A study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition reveals a link between following a plant-based diet and a lowered incidence of insomnia. This common condition is associated with numerous health risks — including a heightened risk for stroke, anxiety, and depression — alongside reduced cognitive function and overall quality of life. Current treatment options are limited, mainly consisting of cognitive behavioral therapy and sedative-hypnotic drugs. However, the recent study offers hope for the potential efficacy of nutritional interventions for improving sleep quality and reducing insomnia risk. Continue reading to learn more about the researcher’s findings and how they may benefit your patients’ sleep outcomes and cognitive health.