Most of us are aware of the importance of sleep to both our mental and physical wellbeing. But so many of us struggle and don't know why...
The truth is, the quality of our sleep is influenced by lots of different factors, from using our phones in the evenings to the time we eat dinner... but one of the lesser known factors is that for good sleep, our bodies need the right amount of magnesium.
Although magnesium is one of the most abundant minerals in the world, modern farming and processing techniques mean that we are no longer able to get enough of it through our food. As a result, most of us are not getting enough magnesium. Magnesium is responsible for over 600 chemical reactions in our bodies and when we are deficient, those reactions can misfire and not work correctly.
Today I wanted to shed some light on how to spot a magnesium deficiency, and what you can do about it...
Five signs to look for
1. Your eyelids twitch
This happens regularly to so many of us, and it is a strong sign that you could be deficient in magnesium. Interestingly, our customers report that when they start using our Sweet Sleep Magnesium Butter, this symptom tends to go quite quickly.
2. You have trouble falling - or staying - asleep
3. You experience muscle cramps
This is a biggie and can be so so painful. Many women experience this during pregnancy, but it's a problem for a lot of people globally. Using magnesium typically eliminates this issue.
4. You have restless legs
How horrible is it when your tired and just want to sleep, but you can’t stop moving your legs? And nothing helps? Walking, massage, nothing! My son was experiencing this, and it's the reason I created Sweet Sleep! Once Sweet Sleep got his magnesium levels to where they should be, the 'itchy feet', as he calls them, disappeared!
5. You experience anxiety
Now, I'm not suggesting that magnesium is a cure all for anxiety. But there have been quite a few studies done on people with anxiety and using magnesium, and the outcomes are quite good! So, if you experience temporary anxiety, you may be suffering from a magnesium deficiency.
Since these symptoms are so common, it is essential to start supplementing. A lot of people struggle with oral supplements due to magnesium’s ability to cause stomach issues, and that's why we created Sweet Sleep.
Getting your magnesium transdermally (through the skin) is a great way to supplement because it bypasses your gut and goes straight to the blood stream. So, Sweet Sleep Magnesium Butter tends to work faster and better than an oral supplement.
I hope you found this useful and should you have any questions please get in touch - we're here to help.
Lots of love,