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Cholecalciferol: A potent fat soluble vitamin to combat insomnia (A mini review)

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Shahnai Basharat, Aiman Ijaz, Fatima Abid, Faiza Iftikhar, Syed Amir Gilani

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Int. J. Biosci.16( 4), 462-469, April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/16.4.462-469


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The Significance of active form of vitamin D is much beyond its classical role in bone health. It performs different functions in the body and included in fat soluble class of vitamins. Insomnia is a sleeping disorder which affects the quality and quantity of sleep. Sleeping disorders are increasing tremendously among the developing countries. About one third population of Pakistan is suffering from chronic insomnia. The previous scientific data revealed that a significant relation persist between vitamin D deficiency, insomnia and inflammation resulted in low immunity health complications included; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, multiple sclerosis (MS), atherosclerosis, or asthma. Furthermore, it has a potential role in the strengthening of the immune system and its associated health disorders that may increase the overall health care cost. Therefore, the aim of this article is to highlight the possible mechanism between the vitamin D in the betterment of sleep disorder and low immunity health risk factors.


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Cholecalciferol: A potent fat soluble vitamin to combat insomnia (A mini review)

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