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Falling asleep faster and staying asleep longer

By Dr. Cody Arthur, DC


In the hustle and bustle of modern life, achieving a good night’s sleep can sometimes feel like an elusive dream. Many individuals turn to various remedies to enhance their sleep quality, and one mineral that has gained attention for its potential sleep-promoting benefits is magnesium. 


Research suggests that magnesium may contribute to improved sleep by helping to regulate the body’s stress response system. Stress and anxiety can often be major contributors to sleep disturbances, and magnesium’s calming effect on the nervous system may help ease these issues, promoting a more relaxed state conducive to sleep.


Additionally, magnesium plays a role in the production of melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Adequate levels of magnesium may help the body produce and release melatonin at the right times, supporting a natural and healthy sleep rhythm.  


While magnesium can be obtained through various foods such as leafy green vegetables, nuts, and whole grains, some individuals may choose to supplement their intake to ensure they meet their daily requirements. A popular form of magnesium taken is magnesium citrate, which is widely available where supplements are sold. 


In conclusion, for those seeking natural ways to enhance their sleep quality, exploring the potential benefits of magnesium may be worthwhile.


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