Magnesium plays a critical, wide spread role in the body - it's one of the 24 vitamins and minerals, and low levels of magnesium can throw many of our body's functions off course. Considering how essential our magnesium levels are for our overall health, it's not rocket science to figure out that it's also pretty important when it comes to helping us get to sleep.
In fact, one of the most common symptoms of insomnia is magnesium deficiency - but even if you don't quite consider yourself an insomniac, you might find your magnesium levels are still playing an important role in your quality and amount of sleep.
To get a good night's snooze, our bodies need to maintain healthy levels of GABA. GABA is our best friend when it comes to providing restorative sleep, and high magnesium levels are GABA's biggest cheerleader - so healthy magnesium levels and GABA pretty much go hand in hand when it comes to waking up feeling refreshed and well rested in the morning. Research indicates that taking supplemental magnesium can help with sleep problems, as well as other sleep related disorders, such as restless leg syndrome. This is because of it's muscle recovery qualities - it's great at promoting muscle contraction and relaxation. It also plays a key role in energy production by activating ATP, which is the energy molecule that fuels your body's cells. Bit of a jack of all trades, really!
As well as assisting your sleep by relaxing your muscles, magnesium is pretty important when it comes to regulating stress and keeping you cheerful and chipper. We all know how important it is to have a happy heart and mind before you drift off - so magnesium's anxiety reducing benefits are just another quality that have a bit of a two fold effect - helping you remain relaxed during the day and allowing you to get a good night's sleep.
There are a few ways you can add magnesium into your life to experience the benefits - try adding more magnesium rich foods into your diet. Some of the most magnesium rich foods are almonds, spinach and cashews (yum!).
Or to make things even easier - try our Magnesium Oral Sprays during the day, or half an hour before bed, to experience the benefits before and after you drift into dreamland.
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