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Lion's Mane Mushrooms and Sleep

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Ever wondered if Lion's Mane could help with sleep? We take a closer look at different studies on the properties of Lion's Mane and their effect on sleep.


According to a 2016 study that appeared in the Journal of Medicinal Food, postmenopausal women's sleep quality was enhanced after taking a lion's mane extract for four weeks. Participants in the study reported sleeping longer and more soundly and waking feeling more rested.

An additional 2018 study indicated that using Lion's Mane for 16 weeks reduced the signs of insomnia in older persons and improved sleep quality. This study was published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.

Additionally thought to be beneficial for the neurological system, lion's mane mushrooms may also help with sleep quality. Hericenones and erinacine, which are found in the mushroom, have been demonstrated to support nerve growth and healing.

In conclusion, more studies are needed to confirm the effects and determine the best dosage of the Lion's Mane mushroom on sleep quality.

Citation:

  1. Journal of Medicinal Food. "Hericium erinaceus improves sleep quality in postmenopausal women: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial." (2016)
  2. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. "The efficacy of Hericium erinaceus in improving sleep quality in older adults: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial." (2018)