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Can Calcium and Magnesium Help Sleep, Bones, Nerves and Mood?

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Here’s a link to an informative health article from the Nutrition Breakthroughs blog.  It discusses the many benefits of calcium and magnesium and includes the studies that confirm these.

Studies Show Calcium and Magnesium Help Sleep, Bones, Nerves, Heart, Stomach, Menopause and More

For example:

  • One study found that magnesium was just as effective as an antidepressant drug in treating depression.
  • Research has found that people with migraine headaches have low concentrations of magnesium in their body.
  • James F. Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, writes: “A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep.”

This natural health news is shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs, a publisher of nutrition news and 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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5 Reasons You May Be Losing Quality Sleep: Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

Do you think that you sleep well enough at night? Chances are, if you are reading this right now, you…

via 5 Reasons You May Be Losing Quality Sleep — Healthy Body – Healthy Mind

Here’s a short article from Healthy Body – Healthy Mind with some things to keep in mind for getting a better night’s sleep.  In addition, there are some mineral deficiencies that can play a role in sleep.  Here’s some info from the Nutrition Breakthroughs blog:

“From a nutritional perspective, several research studies have shown certain minerals to be an effective natural insomnia remedy to help people fall asleep and stay asleep throughout the night. James F. Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, writes: “A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep.”

This natural health news is shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs, a publisher of nutrition news and 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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9 healthy sleep habits to start tonight — When Women Inspire

A healthy sleeping routine can make a big difference in your well-being and quality of life. Get better rest tonight with these 9 healthy sleep habits. 9 healthy sleep habits to start tonight appeared first on When Women Inspire

via 9 healthy sleep habits to start tonight — When Women Inspire

This is a good article from “When Women Inspire” with some basic, helpful advice for better sleep.  In addition, here are some notes on the benefits of calcium and magnesium for sleep from the Nutrition Breakthroughs blog:

James F. Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing, writes: “A lack of the nutrients calcium and magnesium will cause you to wake up after a few hours and not be able to return to sleep.” Chronic insomnia is one of the main symptoms of magnesium deficiency. Sleep in magnesium deficiency is usually agitated with frequent nighttime awakenings.

On the other hand, a high magnesium diet has been found to be associated with deeper, less interrupted sleep. This was shown in a study done by James Penland at the Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota.

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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Research Says This Is the Best Time to Shower – Helps You Sleep Better – PushUP24

By now, we all know the importance of getting our eight hours of sleep a night. But sometimes, no matter how hard we try, it just doesn’t happen. If you’re stuck in a sleep rut and your specialty pillows, breezy bedding, and sleepy time tea aren’t helping, researchers discovered another remedy you should try: taking […]

via Research Says This Is the Best Time to Shower—and It Can Help You Sleep Better — PushUP24

This is an interesting post and the data in it is proven to be true.  Here are some additional comments on it from the Nutrition Breakthroughs Blog:

“A study from the Journal “Sleep” has found that having a cooler body temperature before bedtime is beneficial in helping one fall asleep. Making a special effort to cool down the body before bedtime may particularly help those with insomnia and sleeplessness to fall asleep easier and sleep more deeply.”

“The bathing supports the natural rhythms and temperatures of the body. Bodies naturally have a cooler body temperature in the late afternoon and evening, and then as the night’s sleep ends, the body gradually becomes warmer.”
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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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How (lack of) sleep boosts your appetite — Olwen Anderson Naturopath & Counsellor

Sometimes you come face-to-face with the real life experience of scientific research, and gain a whole new understanding of how your body works. I realised this while peering thoughtfully into my fridge hoping some delicious energy-boosting morsel would leap out at me and resolve my fatigue. The tiredness stemmed from just one night of interrupted […]

via How (lack of) sleep boosts your appetite — Olwen Anderson Naturopath & Counsellor

This is an interesting article that reveals the connection between inadequate sleep, an increased appetite and overeating.

As well as a healthy weight, good sleep has been shown to benefit concentration, productivity, ability to exercise, a healthy heart, good blood sugar, a higher mood, stronger immunity and more.

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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The truth behind getting good sleep – by Mylene C. Orillo

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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Snoring and Weight: If I Lose Weight, Will I Stop Snoring? – from Sleepingboost

Snoring and weight are in most cases dependent. One may wonder “why I have started snoring all over a sudden?” How to sleep with a snorer is a major challenge to most people and often leads to insomnia. 1,016 more words

via Snoring and Weight: If I Lose Weight, Will I Stop Snoring? — Sleepingboost

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

Guide to the Healthiest Mattresses from Environmental Working Group

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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is a non-profit organization that works to protect our health and environment by informing us about toxic sources and substances.  For over two decades, their mission has been “to empower people to live healthier lives in a healthier environment. ”

And with the powerful, well-researched articles on their website, they accomplish their mission every day.

EWG recently came out with their Guide to the Healthiest Mattresses.  The authors of the guide note that “Most mattresses on the market are full of chemicals that can pollute your bedroom air and harm your body.”

For their detailed recommendations on how to choose the healthiest mattresses with the healthiest materials for a great night’s sleep, visit this page:

https://www.ewg.org/healthyhomeguide/mattresses/

This natural health news is provided by Nutrition Breakthroughs, a publisher of nutrition articles and 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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Data Finds That Getting 7 Hours of Sleep or Less can be Linked to These Nutrition Problems — Thrive Global

“This work adds to the body of growing evidence associating specific nutrient intakes with sleep outcomes,” the lead researcher said.

via Data Finds That Getting 7 Hours of Sleep or Less can be Linked to These Nutrition Problems — Thrive Global

This health news is shared by Nutrition Breakthroughs, maker of the original calcium and magnesium based sleep aid Sleep Minerals II.

Hot Flashes and Night Sweats: Tips on How to Cool off, Plus Proven Sleep Aids

hot flashA high percentage of women in the premenopause and postmenopause years experience hot flashes and night sweats.  In fact, the National Institutes of Health recently published a report called the “State-of-the-Science Statement on the Management of Menopause-Related Symptoms”.

In this article, the authors write that 30% to 80% of women in menopause regularly experience this sudden, intense, hot, perspiring feeling in their face and upper body.

A diminished level of estrogen has a direct effect on the hypothalamus, the part of the brain responsible for controlling our body temperature, sleep cycles, and hormones.  The menopausal drop in estrogen confuses the hypothalamus, which is sometimes referred to as the body’s “thermostat”, and makes it read “too hot.”

Lifestyle Tips

Here are some things you can do to reduce the discomfort from hot flashes and night sweats:

Dress in layers so you can peel them off as you get warmer.  Stick to loose clothing of cotton, linen or rayon and avoid synthetic fabrics and wool.  Check into “Wicking Nightwear”.  These nightclothes are designed to whisk away sweat and moisture and keep you dry and comfortable while you sleep.  Cotton sheets are best.

Have you heard of “Cleavage Coolers”?  These are small fabric covered gel packs that can be frozen overnight.  When a hot flash starts, place one inside your shirt or bra to help you cool down fast.  These stay cold in your bra for up to three hours.

Use full-size fans, a ceiling fan, or an air conditioner to cool off your space at work or home.  A portable hand-held battery-operated fan can also be kept in your purse.  Also keep a thermos of ice water with you at work and at home.

Try a “Chillow” pillow insert for night sweats.  The Chillow is filled with water and placed inside the pillowcase, on top of the pillow.  It absorbs and dissipates heat to keep you cooler and doesn’t require refrigeration.  It is comfortably cool, rather than cold and it always stays dry.

Menopause Remedies

In a study of the famous vitamin C, A total of 94 patients were enrolled, all of who had reached menopause.  They were given 200 milligrams of vitamin C and 200 milligrams of bioflavonoids (the substance contained on the inside of orange peels) six times daily.   The results were that  67% of the subjects reported complete relief from hot flashes and 21% reported partial relief, giving this combination an overall 88% success rate.

Vitamin E is a proven remedy for hot flashes. One study supporting vitamin E is from the University of Iran, published in “Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation” in 2007.  400 IU of vitamin E in a softgel cap was given to the participants daily for four weeks.  A diary was used to measure hot flashes before the study and at the end. The researchers concluded that vitamin E is an effective, recommended treatment for hot flashes.

Flaxseed therapy turns out to be beneficial for hot flashes.  Women received 40 grams (one and a half ounces) of crushed flaxseed eaten daily. The result was that the frequency of hot flashes decreased fifty percent. Participants also reported improvements in mood, joint or muscle pain, chills, and sweating. This was a significant improvement in their health and quality of life. The study author Dr. Pruthi said: “We hope to find more effective nonhormonal options to assist women, and flaxseed looks promising.”

Sleep Remedies

According to the journal article on the management of menopause-related symptoms, women seem to have more sleep disturbances as they progress through the menopausal stages. The prevalence of sleep disturbance varies from 39% to 47% in perimenopause, and from 35% to 60% in postmenopause.  Night sweats and hot flashes can become a form of insomnia in which a woman wakes up in sweat and unable to sleep.

Regarding mineral deficiency at the time of menopause, Nutritionist Adelle Davis says, “The amount of calcium in a woman’s blood parallels the activity of the ovaries.  During the menopause, the lack of ovarian hormones can cause severe calcium deficiency symptoms to occur, including irritability, hot flashes, night sweats, leg cramps, and insomnia.  These problems can be easily overcome if the intakes of calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D are all generously increased and are well absorbed.”

One insomnia remedy becoming popular among menopausal women is Sleep Minerals II from Nutrition Breakthroughs.  This natural sleep remedy contains highly absorbable forms of calcium and magnesium, the best minerals for sleeplessness and insomnia, as well as for heart health, restless legs syndrome, bone strength, and menopause insomnia.  The formula also includes vitamin D and zinc and is delivered in a softgel form with healthy carrier oils, making it more quickly assimilated than tablets or capsules and providing a deeper, longer-lasting sleep.

Anita L. of New Caney, Texas says: “I was having hot flashes every 30 minutes to an hour through the night and was so miserable.  After about two weeks of taking the Sleep Minerals, I noticed an incredible difference with my sleep.  I have much less interruption from flashes, I’m sleeping much better, and I’m a lot more comfortable.”

So if you are suffering with hot flashes or night sweats, try some of the ideas above to stay cool as a cucumber!

For more information on Sleep Minerals II, click here.

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