Most people are not getting the recommended amount of sleep, whether that is due to stress, children or just staying up too late and scrolling on your phone. When you don’t get enough sleep, this can affect your mental sharpness, mood, productivity and food choices the next day. Melatonin has been the most popular natural sleep aid, but magnesium is also a really good supplement to take before bed.
How does it help?
Magnesium is a mineral that can help control blood glucose, blood pressure regulation, muscle and nerve function, and so much more. It also plays an important role in converting protein into the chemicals that helps you to slow the nervous system down and help you to feel sleepier.
Melatonin is a known supplement to help relax your muscles, so for those who suffer with restless leg syndrome, or you have tightness from your workouts, magnesium is better in helping to alleviate that.
Where can you find it?
You don’t necessarily need to take a supplement as magnesium can be found in a lot of foods in your diet. If you aren’t eating a balanced diet, you might want to have a blood test to check if you are deficient. Magnesium can be found in almonds, spinach, peanut butter, avocado, bananas and lots of dairy products.