Sleep deprivation can cause a number of body systems to become out of balance, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
Did you know:
- It is estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans suffer from some chronic sleep disorder, including insomnia, sleep-disordered breathing, narcolepsy, restless leg syndrome, sleep-related psychiatric and medical disorders, and circadian rhythm sleep disorders (naturalgrocers.com)
- Americans filled 60 million prescriptions for sleeping pills in 2011
- Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture treated 78 women and 22 men with sleep disorders, giving them either 320 mg of magnesium (in the form of magnesium citrate) or placebos for seven weeks. People taking magnesium supplements benefited from a 37 percent improvement in sleep quality, based on their scores on a standardized test. In addition, people taking magnesium had a significant decrease in C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation. The researchers noted that 58 percent of the subjects were not consuming recommended amounts of magnesium when the study began. (Nielsen FH. Magnesium Research, 2010;23:158-168.)
What you can do right now:
- Take magnesium malate or magnesium glycinate at night to help relax your body into restful sleep
Before starting a new dietary or supplement program check with your healthcare provider. The information posted on this website is for educational purposes only and is not to be used in place of professional medical advice.
Here’s to creating Unstressed Wellness!
Copied from a post I did while working as a Nutrition Coach at CFWH.