Insomnia affects up to 70 million Americans each year.
Are you one of them?
Of course, many people turn to prescription sleep aids—or alcohol—to help.
But those short-term solutions are downright disastrous in the long-run.
The good news is, there’s a powerful MINERAL out there that can help. So powerful, in fact, that I recommend anyone struggling with sleep problems try it right away…
Conquer insomnia with magnesium
Some of the many symptoms of insomnia include finding it hard to fall asleep, lying awake at night, waking up several times during the night, and still feeling tired after waking up.
But magnesium—a powerful mineral—can help.
According to a recent study, older adults were given 500 mg of magnesium or a placebo. Researchers found the magnesium group enjoyed a better night’s sleep.
What’s more, those taking magnesium had higher levels of renin and melatonin, two of the most important sleep hormones—both of which help your body successfully wind down and transition to sleep.
You see, to fall asleep and stay asleep, your body and brain need to relax. And that’s exactly where magnesium comes into play. This mineral helps regulate the neurotransmitters that send signals throughout the nervous system and brain to help you do just that.
The key to catching ZZZ’s
I always recommend seven to nine hours of quality shuteye each night. And, as this research suggest, magnesium can help. It’s cheap—and works fast.
I recommend magnesium orotate (32 mg daily) or magnesium taurate (125 mg daily), which are best absorbed by the body. Of course, you really can’t overdose on magnesium, so you can safely experiment to find the dose that helps puts you to sleep… and keep you there.
In addition to supplementing with magnesium, you can also make a few lifestyle changes.
I suggest taking inventory of things in your life that can discourage restful sleep, such as:
- A room that’s too hot or too cold
- An uncomfortable, unsupportive bed
- Too much alcohol, caffeine, or nicotine
- Feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress
- Noise or light pollution
To help battle these common complaints, make some adjustments to your bedroom and nighttime routine. Adjusting the thermostat, limiting substance use before bed, taking time to tend to your mental health each day, and investing in room-darkening shades, an eye-mask, or ear plugs can help.
Not only will it improve your sleep, but it most certainly will improve your overall health (and mood), too!
Until next time,
“How Magnesium Can Help You Sleep.” Healthline, 04/30/2017. (healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-and-sleep)