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Could Magnesium help me to sleep better?

Woman Sleeping

Having healthy levels of Magnesium is particularly beneficial when it comes to making sure we are getting the sleep that we need. There are many different reasons as to why this is the case. In the following paragraphs, I will explain some of the primary factors. 

Hopefully, you’ll learn a thing or two about your body. 

If you’re struggling to read all of this, it might be because you didn’t sleep well… and that might be because you're lacking Magnesium. Lack of sleep, or poor sleep quality, can often lead to a lack of focus too. “Oh, the irony”

Most of us know the uncomfortable turmoil of a restless night, spent tossing and turning. 

I know I certainly am. For those of us all too familiar with this experience and the fatigued, unproductive days that follow, topping up your body’s Magnesium levels will serve as the perfect remedy. 

Magnesium plays a major role in regulating our body’s muscle contractions and acts as a natural calcium blocker. It soothes our muscles and allows them to relax, naturally. The use of Magnesium will calm you into a long and peaceful slumber, ensuring that you wake up the following morning, well rested, energised and ready to take on the day.

Magnesium increases the amount of something called “GABA”, otherwise known as gamma-Aminobutyric acid. GABA is a natural amino acid that relaxes us, facilitates sleep, reduces mental and physical stress and it also lowers our anxiety and calms our bodies. Without Magnesium, GABA is not produced and leads to restlessness and the inability to relax.

Another bodily chemical that Magnesium increases is serotonin, serotonin is a necessary precursor in our body’s production of something called melatonin. Melatonin is known as the sleep hormone and is responsible for regulating our sleep cycles.

So, a healthy level of magnesium will ensure that our body clocks are working properly, so that we are able to sleep through the night.

Hopefully, while reading this summary of sleep related benefits, you learned a thing or two about the importance of magnesium ...or maybe it just put you to sleep.

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