How does Magnesium Help You Sleep Better?

Trouble sleeping is probably one of the most common problems nowadays, especially, with increasing age and external stress factors. Trying to get a good sleep can be hard for some people, despite changing sleep routine or curbing caffeine intake. Lifestyle interventions often fall short and they eventually become sleep deprived, and less productive. Some develop other ailments as their body do not get enough rest and sleep, leading to other health conditions.

Magnesium has been recommended to be one of the supplements in aiding sleep as those who experience sleeping problem are found to be Magnesium deficient. People with low magnesium often experience restless sleep, waking frequently during the night. The mineral (Magnesium) has wide-ranging effects in the body and may influence some of the processes that promote sleep. Recently, the use of transdermal Magnesium oil has been the talk of the town in helping people with sleep problem. Not only it can help you get to sleep, but it plays a part in helping you achieve deep and restful sleep as well.

Magnesium plays a pivotal role in supporting deep, restorative sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA, a neurotransmitter that promotes sleep. As a result, not only you get to achieve deeper, more sound sleep, but you are also able to achieve quality sleep. People with poor sleep should not take the problem for granted as it will lead to chronic insomnia.


In order to fall asleep, your brain needs to feel tired and relaxed. Magnesium Oil helps push this process along through its interactions with your melatonin levels and nervous system.

Once Magnesium Oil is sprayed, absorption occurs immediately upon contact with the skin. 
Magnesium then regulates both neurotransmitters and melatonin. Neurotransmitters relay messages between your brain and your nervous system, and your melatonin levels control your sleep-wake cycles. There is an interrelation between melatonin and magnesium levels in the body, as most studies found. Those with lower Magnesium levels normally experience poorer sleep, and those with higher Magnesium levels normally do not have problems sleeping. It's the same with Melatonin.

You’ve probably heard of taking melatonin for sleep before. This explains why magnesium can be another alternative.

Magnesium also helps cam your nervous system. This is done by binding GABA receptors, the neurotransmitters that reduce nerve activity, calming your nervous system in preparation for sleep. If you want to be more relaxed, especially during bedtime, you have to increase your GABA levels. Without sufficient magnesium levels, this is hardly achieved and you are likely to experience disturbed and interrupted sleep (with frequent awakenings.)

"Supplementation of magnesium appears to improve subjective measures of insomnia ... sleep efficiency, sleep time and sleep onset latency, early morning awakening, and likewise, insomnia objective measures such as concentration of serum renin, melatonin, and serum cortisol,"
                                            Journal of Research in Medical Sciences


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