Magnesium and Sleep || Understanding the link

we have always underestimated the benefits of magnesium in our body.
In fact, even the doctors are not stressing enough about this mineral.

Everyone understands the importance of calcium in the body, and I bet they are unaware of the importance of magnesium.
Magnesium plays a crucial role in the body metabolism and its deficiency can cause disastrous effects.

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In this article, I have tried to stress upon the sleep benefits of magnesium.
Magnesium does play a crucial role in our bone, brain and heart health, but we will try to deal with this subject in our next article.

You may be surprised to know that magnesium is important for good sleep.
There has been strong evidence regarding the relationship between magnesium and sleep.

There are many people around the world who, thanks to our present lifestyle, suffers from insomnia.
This can be due to different factors like:
1. Unhealthy lifestyle
2. Stress and anxiety
3. Watching television and mobile screen late at night
4. Overconsumption of Alcohol
5. Other health problems like:
a. Poor digestive system: This can lead to poor absorption of magnesium
b. Diabetes: They urinate frequently which leads to passing of mineral through urine
c. Old Age

Forget the old people, even children are suffering from the sleep problems.
The technology which has made our lives better are also responsible for the problems which are not even heard before.
Children are now getting addicted to social media and are increasing their duration of interaction with these technologies.
This change has resulted in serious complications like mood and sleep disorders. This has resulted in disastrous effect on their health and most of the children are now in the need of medical counselor.
Effect of Magnesium
Magnesium is important for these individuals as the minerals helps in controlling the melatonin hormone which regulates our sleep cycle.
There are various research which has proved that people taking magnesium supplements have higher levels of melatonin in the body and they enjoy undisturbed sleep.

Magnesium also act as an anti-depressant.
If you feel that you get anxious easily, increasing the intake of magnesium can help you a lot.
Magnesium controls GABA receptors, which quiet down the nerve activity.

Final Word
I hope you understand the link between magnesium and sleep, so if you feel that you are suffering from sleep-related disorders, taking a magnesium-rich diet can help.
But if you are thinking about taking magnesium related supplements, I would suggest consulting your doctors first.

 

Further Read
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