Fishing grill may not be for everyone, but a new study shows it may be good for those who are sleep deprived.
A new study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that those with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) are able to eat fish while they sleep.
“If you’re an OSA sufferer and you’ve had sleep apnia for a while, you’re going to be able to have a fish dinner,” said study researcher Sharlene Kneebone of the University of Pennsylvania.
“A fish dinner is basically a lot of fish.
It’s a big meal.
It should be a big night out.”
The researchers, who also found that OSAs who had fish-only meals were more likely to stay awake for longer, compared to those who ate fish and did not have OSA, were surprised to find that fish can help the sleep-deprived.
“It seems like there’s an effect,” Kneemones told ABC News.
Kneemone said the study looked at an existing questionnaire from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and did the same analysis with another group of OSAs, all of whom had a diagnosis of sleep apneas and who were randomly assigned to one of three fish meals.
The fish meals were different in the ways they were prepared, which the researchers say could be because fish may help people relax and feel more at ease.OSA sufferers are at a greater risk for developing sleep apnesias than the general population, so the study suggests that fish could help people with sleep-disordered breathing and sleep apniophobia.OSAs are a common cause of sleep disorders, but Kneeman said the current findings are important because they show that fish may not only help people who are struggling to get enough sleep, but can also help people that have an eating disorder or sleep apnosis disorder.
“People with sleep disorders have more difficulty with eating food,” Kineebone said.
“People who have sleep apnesia are more likely than people who don’t have sleep disorders to be eating food in a way that doesn’t cause them discomfort or discomfort to others.”
The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health.