According to several studies, kiwifruit has a wide range of medicinally important substances, including antioxidants and serotonin, both of which may be helpful in the treatment of sleep problems. The purpose of this research was to assess how kiwifruit affected several aspects of sleep, including its start, length, and quality. We used a free-living, self-controlled diet strategy in this research. Twenty-four participants, aged 20 to 55, including two males and twenty-two women.
The experiment lasted four weeks. In order to evaluate the subjective and objective components of sleep quality, including time to bed, time of sleep onset, time of waking up after sleep onset, time of getting up, total sleep time, and self-reported sleep quality and sleep onset latency, waking up after sleep onset, total sleep time, and sleep efficiency before and after the intervent, the Chinese version of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, a 3-day sleep diary, and the Actigraph sleep/activity logger watch were used.
The subjective CPSQI score, waking time after sleep beginning, and sleep onset latency were substantially reduced following 4 weeks of kiwifruit ingestion. Sleep duration and effectiveness both greatly improved. Adults with self-reported sleep difficulties may benefit from eating kiwifruits in terms of improved sleep efficiency, duration, and onset. There may be a need for further research on how well kiwifruits promote sleep.