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Can magnesium help me get more sleep?

It may help some people.

Shameera told us: “I read that we’re all deficient in magnesium with the modern diet. Not enough nuts and dark green leaves, the usual.

This article said magnesium deficiency can cause sleep problems. Bit of a stretch, but I wondered whether if I had enough magnesium, it would help my little boy sleep. It might get through in my milk, or at least make my body a bit calmer, which could have an effect on him. Worth a try.

So I got some magnesium spray (safe in pregnancy and breastfeeding), and tablets (chelated not oxide, to make sure they absorb properly). I asked the health food shop owner and she gave me advice. I suppose I could have just eaten more nuts but there you go.

Anyway, not sure if it’s wishful thinking, but a few days after I started magnesium, he started sleeping much longer stretches at night! I mean 4 or 6 hours, rather than 2 or 3. I’d like to let more people know about this, as I’d never heard of it till recently.

[Please note, the above¬†account¬†reports one person’s experience, and does not replace the advice of a doctor or nutritionist.]

Another way to get magnesium is in a bath of ‘Epsom Salts’ or magnesium salt. Some people find it makes their muscles release tension and they also sleep better. You get to have a lovely relaxing bath too!

Shameera read this article.