Less Salt Equals Fewer Nighttime Bathroom Trips–

Reducing your salt intake may reduce your trips to the bathroom in the middle of the night. In a new study that involved 300 Japanese adults with high salt intake and sleeping problems, researchers found that participants who reduced their salt intake for twelve weeks experienced a reduction in the average number of nighttime trips to the bathroom from 2.3 to 1.4 times per night. Furthermore, the number of times the participants needed to urinate during the day also decreased. Study leader Dr. Tomohiro Matsuo writes, “Nighttime urination is a real problem for many people, especially as they get older. This work holds out the possibility that a simply dietary modification might significantly improve the quality of life for many people.”   European Society of Urology, March 2017

The quality of salt you ingest also affects your health. Himalayan salt, available in our office and at at warehouse stores, is probably the purest form of salt you can buy at this time.