Sleep quality is positively associated with adherence to a healthy diet called Mediterranean diet. Also Read - IPL 2021 RR vs PBKS Report: Sanju Samson Hundred in Vain as Punjab Kings Edge Rajasthan Royals in High-Scoring Thriller at Wankhede Stadium

Some aspects of the Mediterranean diet may promote better sleep; alternatively, poor sleep may cause people to eat less healthy foods. The study’s authors note that the direction of the association remains to be elucidated. Also Read - MATCH HIGHLIGHTS RR vs PBKS IPL 2021, Match 4 Updates: Samson Hundred in Vain; Punjab Beat Rajasthan by 4 Runs

Senior author Dr. Mary Yannakoulia, said, ” The term Mediterranean diet is widely used to describe a dietary pattern characterized by the abundance of plant foods: fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, nuts, and seeds. Olive oil is the principal source of fat. A Mediterranean diet also includes moderate amounts of dairy products, low to moderate amounts of fish and poultry, red meat in low amounts, and wine, consumed modestly.” Also Read - Retail Inflation Climbs to 5.52% in March | Know What's Costly And What's Cheaper

“We need to further explore the mechanisms that link this healthful pattern with better sleep habits, thus promoting quality of life of older people,” she added.

Mediterranean diet is a traditional diet from Mediterranean countries, characterized especially by a high consumption of vegetables and olive oil and moderate consumption of protein, and thought to confer health benefits.

The full findings are present in the journal- Geriatrics and Gerontology International.