News and Research on Magnesium for Sleep

In research by Sun Life Financial Asia in 2014, Filipinos have among the worst health habits in Asia where half of Filipinos sleep less than six hours a day with 45 percent admitting to unhealthy eating habits. Also, over 60 percent of Filipinos also said they have not been exercising regularly, exceeding the regional average […]

via The truth behind getting good sleep — Mylene C.

This is an article that discusses some interesting facts about sleep and offers some suggestions on how to obtain a regular good night’s sleep.    It says that: “Medical science puts the ideal amount of sleep from six to eight hours a day. They also come to conclude that the ideal time to be asleep is between 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. However, they also learned that the quality of sleep is as important as the amount of sleep.”

“Some of the factors that destroy a good night’s sleep include daytime behavior, working or sleeping in the wrong position for a long time, having a big meal and going to bed immediately after,” said Chawakit Kaoien, a 34-year-old licensed physical therapist.”

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Other factors that can influence sleep and insomnia are a lack of the minerals calcium and magnesium.  Here’s some research on this from the Nutrition Breakthroughs blog: “In a study from the University of Medical Sciences in Iran, research was done with 46 adults who were experiencing insomnia.  Taking two magnesium oxide tablets twice a day resulted in significant increases in sleep time and reduced cortisol levels in the body, which is a stress hormone that can keep people awake.”

“In another research study from the Human Nutrition Research Center of the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, scientists found that a high magnesium diet is associated with deeper, less interrupted sleep.”

This natural health news is shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs, a publisher of nutrition articles and a supplier of natural remedies since 2002.  Nutrition Breakthroughs makes Sleep Minerals II, the effective natural sleep aid with calcium, magnesium, zinc and vitamin D.

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