Does Magnesium Help You Sleep?
Move over, Melatonin—there’s a new sleep supplement in town. Below, find out how to get better sleep with Magnesium, AKA your new favorite mineral.
From its effect on the immune system to its regulation of nerves, Magnesium has become something of a celebrity in the wellness world recently. Magnesium is a mineral that aids the body’s ability to fall asleep by relaxing the muscles and regulating the nervous system*. In fact, according to Women’s Health Magazine, “The mineral plays an important role in tons of bodily functions: metabolism, blood sugar regulation, bone health, and nerve and muscle function, among other things.” It has been known to have a calming effect on the body as well.
Magnesium’s Effect on Sleep
But does Magnesium help you sleep? It appears so. The Sleep Foundation posits that, “a lack of magnesium negatively impacts sleep.” This is because, as Women’s Health Magazine says, “Magnesium is an important player in many of the steps that allow you to take protein and convert it into the chemicals that help you feel sleepy.” Simple science.
A more eye-popping factoid: 48% of Americans do not get enough daily Magnesium. This means that your sleep may be suffering due to lack of this mineral. If sleep is the cornerstone of wellness, and Magnesium is one of the cornerstones of sleep, that makes Magnesium a wellness VIP.
How to get better sleep with Magnesium
Magnesium is popping up in sleep supplements of all kinds, but high-quality Magnesium in lab-tested products is always best for better sleep. If you’re looking for an easy, delicious way to get more Magnesium in your diet (and your night-time routine), try Dream Powder or Capsules, which contain 31mg of high-quality Magnesium—or even more for Extra Strength potencies. According to Max, our Senior Director of Innovation, "There are a few types of Magnesium available on the market commonly, and we use Magnesium Citrate because it is most dispersible in water compared to other forms." Give this wonder mineral a try and watch your sleep transform.