Tuesday, 24 January 2012
Author - Wagner
Is stress making it hard to get a good night’s sleep? Read about the many natural ways to help you reduce your stress and sleep better.
People find it difficult to get to sleep and stay asleep for many reasons. Daily stress and family pressures can cause you to toss and turn into the early hours of the morning. The good news is there are many ways to help achieve a better night’s sleep.
Magnesium is an essential mineral that your body needs for over 300 reactions. Its many functions include maintaining a healthy heart rhythm, healthy blood pressur, nerve and muscle function. Its calming effect helps stress, anxiety and nervous tension.
Magnesium levels can be quickly depleted if you have a busy demanding lifestyle or tend to ‘burn the candle at both ends’. Low Magnesium levels can cause painful muscle cramps, making it difficult to get to sleep. This causes a vicious cycle of broken sleep, fatigue, irritability, mood problems and tired and tense muscles.
Fortunately Magnesium helps to calm over-stimulated nerves and supports muscle relaxation, making it easier to slip into slumber.
Magnesium can be taken 1-2 hours before bedtime to assist a restful night’s sleep.