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I'm vitamin d deficient but my calcium is always norm in blood test at 9.5. Is it ok to take vit d supp? Or will it raise calcium too much

More than OK-needed. The vast majority of calcium in our body is in our bones. You can maintain a normal blood calcium even if grossly deficient. Vit. D deficiency significantly increases risk of many cancers, heart disease, autoimmune diseases, depression, influenza, osteoporosis etc.Vit. D will not raise blood calcium (this is regulated by parathyroid hormone) but will reduce risk of disease.I advise 5000 units/day. Read more...

Is vitamin D deficiency linked to bad sleep?

Vitamin D deficiency. If you shun the sun, suffer from milk allergies, or have a strict vegan diet, you may have vitamin D deficiency. In older adults it may lead to cognitive impairment, but am unaware that it produces sleep disturbances. Serotonin, the brain hormone associated with mood elevation, rises with exposure to bright light and falls with decreased sun exposure and this has been associated with depression. Read more...
Possibly. In our brain, there are vitamin D receptors that control our biological clocks, biorhythms & master clock too affecting all organs in the body.So there's implication that different neurotransmitters are also Vitamin D3 dependent, including melatonin. Insomnia can have over 20 different reasons why it occurs, not just a single vitamin/hormone deficiency. Ask your Doctor for her/his recommendations. Read more...

Could vitamin d deficiency contribute to my sleep problems?

Possibly. Vitamin d effects most, if not all the organs in the body including the brain. The problems with deficiency are not always the same in everyone. Regardless, if you are deficient, you would benefit from supplements to raise your blood level to at least 40-60 ng/dl according to the latest endocrine society guidelines. Read more...
Vit. D Deficiency. Deficiency can result in bone pain, weakness, muscle cramps, any of which can interfere with sleep. Read more...