How to improve your sleep with Magnesium
Ever since I had my daughter I’ve found it incredibly difficult to go to sleep at night. This phenomenon is known as “restless leg syndrome” (RLS) which makes you feel that as you lay in bed your legs want to keep on moving so you begin to twitch and it generally just makes it hard for you to relax. Find out how to improve your sleep.
Thankfully, I came across a post on social media about putting a bar of soap under your sheets before bed to help deal with the issue at hand. While that mildly comforted my RLS, a recent visit to my local naturopath helped me crack the code for my restless legs at night! I am forever so grateful and I feel the need to share my experience. My naturopath mentioned to me the importance of magnesium & sleep and how they go hand in hand. Magnesium used to be found naturally in our soil, however, today that is not the case. Unfortunately, farming practices only deplete our soil and they never put any minerals back. She said that it is estimated that “over 70% of people are magnesium deficient” as a result. This holds true for her clients as the majority tested were magnesium deficient, including me. Magnesium helps you relax your nerves and gives you a restful sleep. So magnesium and sleep are crucial to our health. If you want to test if you are deficient in magnesium, it is as easy as going to your local naturopath to get the hair strand test kit.
Fortunately, you can supplement your magnesium intake to help boost those levels. Which in turn will help you sleep better, relax and actually give you more useful energy and not the nervous kind. You can easily buy it on Amazon for a reasonable price. See below for a good grade quality supplement.
Have you ever experienced RLS before? Do you use Magnesium in your regime? Tell me your experiences!
8 thoughts on “How to improve your sleep”
I heard that it is better absorbed if you take it with calcium is that true? Anyways, I have a magnesium spray that I use that I will be talking about in my blog at some point but I really like it and I just spray it on myself after a shower… if I remember lol.
Thanks for this post I have not experienced RLS but now I know what to recommend if I come across anyone who does.
Hi! Yes I think I heard of that, I was also told magnesium helps you absorb other minerals as well. It’s a win-win! Interesting about the spray, it would absorb really good I would think. Do you find it is calming when you spray it? Thanks for the post!
Hi there, I sometimes get restless legs after consuming alcohol. I am not a big drinker, so is this something I should worry about ? Would these supplements help? Thanks.
Hi Tracy, it will most definitely will help. The reason why you get it when you consume alcohol is because it can become a stimulant overtime and it gets at your nerves. I’ve experienced that myself. Thanks for the comment!
Very interesting. I have read elsewhere that magnesium will assist in quieting the mind at night and therefore can be viewed as a treatment to insomnia and help you fall asleep.
Here in this article you confirm this and mention the interesting reason for low magnesium intake in present times. It confirms what I have recently heard about this mineral.
Thanks for the confirmations.
Thanks for the comment! Glad it has helped you.
I take magnesium citrate. It does help me relax and go to sleep. Vitamin D is also helpful. Because I am very pale and have badly sun-damaged skin, I supplement with D. It helps me sleep deeper and stay asleep longer.
Getting sufficient sleep is a big deal. Ironically, getting more sleep makes me calmer the following day. There’s a kind of what comes first, the chicken or the egg?” factor to this phenomenon. In general, I can’t say enough good things about the vitamin D or the magnesium.
I also like my lavender pillow spray. 8 oz distilled water, a tiny drop of Dr. Bronner’s soap and 7-10 drops lavender essential oil. Very nice.
Thanks for the comment! That’s great I heard Magnesium glycerin is good too as it is easier to digest. Either one works for me too. I love vitamin D but I also heard vitamin D3 is easier as it doesn’t have to convert in your body it’s absorbed better. Have you tried both?