Today while doing some additional research on Insomnia & Fatigue I stumbled upon my old friend, Magnesium.
For the past year or so I’ve taken 400-800 mg each night before going to sleep and have, by and large, slept quite well.
Ran out of it about a week ago which corresponds with this recent bout of eyes wide open.
Here is some of the interesting trivia about Magnesium I learned today …
1. Most women are deficient in Magnesium due to diets high in processed foods, purified drinking water, excessive alcohol, caffeine and exercise, HRT and the Pill.
2. Magnesium levels drop at night leading to poor REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep cycles and unrefreshed sleep. Headaches, blurred vision, mouth ulcers, fatigue and anxiety are also early signs of depletion.
3. In addition to sleeping tight, other conditions that may benefit from MG suppliments include: asthma, kidney stones, gastric disturbances and pms.
4. Magnesium deficiency is often misdiagnosed because it does not show up in blood tests – only 1% of the body’s magnesium is stored in the blood.
5. Men need it too. It helped my husband go from toss and turn to sleeping like a babe. Of course, since I was sound asleep you might wonder how I knew … he told me and showed me by not being crankkkkky and depressed.
WAIT! There’s more …
There are many brands and types of Magnesium. For best absorption you need to order:
* Capsules vs. tablets
* Magnesium citrate vs. oxide or carbonate
And, take it with food whenever possible. Often at night I’ll have a cup of wheat bran cereal, TBLS of Wheat Germ (both are excellent sources of Mg.) and a splash of milk or a milk subsitute. By the way … don’t be worring about gaining weight – the better you sleep, the more you lose.
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