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Could You Cure Your Insomnia With A Supplement?

June 18, 2019

A magnesium supplement could end your sleeping woes

Sleeplessness is something that affects up to 25% of the population at any given time. If you have ever suffered from insomnia, you’ll know how badly it can affect your daytime life. Aside from feeling groggy and less than alert while you’re supposed to be focused on your work, a lack of adequate sleep also has an impact on your health and mental wellbeing in general. What if we told you that something as simple as a daily, non-pharmaceutical supplement could make a difference?

If you’ve been on the lookout for a natural way to improve your ability to fall and remain asleep at night, you may want to look into magnesium. Aside from being essential for the formation of a normal bone structure, this mineral also plays an important role in everything from energy creation, protein formation and gene maintenance, to muscle movement, nervous system regulation and brain function.

It’s magnesium’s role as a nervous system regulator and brain function conduit that makes it a useful tool in the battle against sleeplessness. While there is still plenty of research that needs to be done for us to fully understand the mineral’s impact on the body and its ability to sleep well, here is what we know so far:

  • If your body is deficient in magnesium, you are likely to sleep poorly.
  • Low magnesium is linked to stress, anxiety and depression, which all play a role in our ability to enjoy restorative rest.
  • Having appropriate magnesium levels in your body is linked to the ability to fall asleep faster and remain asleep throughout the night.

Best of all, if you don't want to take a supplement every day, you can still up your magnesium uptake by adjusting your diet to include more foods with a high magnesium content. This includes widely-available foods like pumpkin seeds, spinach, swiss chard, black beans, quinoa, avocado, salmon, almonds and dark chocolate. So, essentially, you could make yourself a nice salad of spinach, black beans, avo and pumpkin seeds, serve it up with some tasty grilled salmon and round it all off with a few pieces of high-quality dark chocolate for a 100% delicious magnesium boost!

Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months as we share more expert insight into new trends and ancient remedies for sleeplessness. In the meantime, feel free to reach out to a member of the Bed King team for more info on our wide range of comfort-graded mattresses that have been developed to aid restorative rest.

*Please note that this article does not intend to give medical advice. If you suffer from chronic sleeplessness that affects your daytime activities, it is best to consult with a medical professional who can provide insight regarding your particular set of circumstances and recommend a tailor-made course of treatment.

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