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While there are many reasons for insomnia, it is believed that using a magnesium supplement could be your best bet for insomnia relief. Because magnesium relaxes your body muscles and has a calming effect, it will help bring you insomnia relief by reducing stress, and anxiety, as well as calming jumpy legs and jerking during sleep. Much research points to the fact that magnesium deficiency is often related to restless leg syndrome (RLS), insomnia and other sleep disorders. In many, many cases, upon taking magnesium supplements, people have woken up less and have slept for longer periods of time through the night, giving them their much needed deep sleep, which is imperative for the body to regenerate itself. They also found that they were much more relaxed, which helped them to fall asleep faster and once again, stay asleep for much longer periods of time. One research project revealed a 75-85% improvement. We recently had a friend try a magnesium supplement called Natural Calm. He was quite surprised to find that he had slept 7 hours that night, which he had not been able to do for years. This is quite often a normal response for many.

After oxygen, water and basic food, magnesium may be the most important element our bodies need. Unfortunately, over the years, our soil has become more and more depleted of magnesium. Our plants have also had an increasingly difficult problem taking up magnesium because of our use of phosphorus and potassium laden fertilizers, which actually alters a plants ability to do so. Our surface water supply is also low in magnesium, and to top it all off, our process of preparing food by way of steaming, boiling and broiling, further removes magnesium. It is easy to deduct that our bodies are crying out for this much needed mineral. Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in our bodies and is necessary for over 350 different bodily processes, including digestion, energy production, muscle function, bone formation, creation of new cells, activation of B vitamins, relaxation of muscles, as well as assisting in the functions of the heart, kidneys, adrenals, brain and nervous system. Lack of sufficient available magnesium in the body can interfere with any or all of these processes.

Magnesium depletion can be caused by such things as mental and physical stress (including over-training, surgery, sweating), caffeine, sugar (including sodas – regular and diet), alcohol, tobacco, drugs of all types, high perspiration, low thyroid function, diabetes, chronic pain, diuretics, and a high carbohydrate, high-sodium or high-calcium diet.

Many people do not realize that calcium and magnesium are actually two different sides of a coin. Calcium excites nerves while magnesium calms them down. Calcium makes muscles contract, while magnesium is necessary for muscles to relax, and calcium is needed for blood clotting, whereas, magnesium keeps the blood flowing freely. It is vital to keep these minerals in balance. Too little magnesium to balance calcium can be both uncomfortable and unhealthy. Also, to ward off the negative effects of a prolonged period of stress or an overreaction to stress, calcium needs to be balanced with adequate amounts of magnesium. Going through a stressful period without sufficient magnesium can set up a deficit which, if not corrected, can linger, causing more stress and further health problems.

While calcium has always been stressed as a supplement to take, magnesium on the other hand, has never gotten as much attention, yet it is a supplement that is just as important as calcium, if not more. You have much to gain by trying magnesium supplements for insomnia relief.

We recommend Natural Calm magnesium supplements for a fast acting, highly absorbable form of magnesium.

George Esser is the author and operates the web site Natural Calm Magnesium Supplements. This article is based on excerpts from Magnesium as an Insomnia Remedy and Magnesium and Stress

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