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How Magnesium Can Help With Sleep

If you experience trouble falling asleep, you’re not alone. In a Consumer Reports survey, 68 percent of adults reported having trouble falling asleep each week. We looked into why so many people can’t sleep at night and found an interesting connection — magnesium.

Nearly 75 percent of people do not get enough magnesium. [1-2]

Is this a coincidence? Maybe not.

Insomnia is a symptom of magnesium deficiency and many doctors recommend magnesium for sleep issues. If you are struggling with your own sleep, magnesium may be just what you need. Below we’ve broken down how it helps, some of the evidence behind it and the best way to get more into your body before bed each night.

Fatigue can ruin even the best of days. If you struggle to sleep at night, you know this all too well. Don’t let the day’s potential be stolen from you. Take agency over your sleep with magnesium.

Not convinced that it could help? Keep reading!

Does It Work?

Magnesium is an essential mineral to the human body, playing an important role in the function of the brain, heart, and skeletal muscles. Research has shown that magnesium’s job also includes promoting better sleep. [3]

One study that gave older adults either a magnesium supplement or a placebo found that the group who received magnesium enjoyed better sleep. They also showed signs of increased renin and melatonin production, two hormones that help regulate sleep. A similar study ended with identical results – the group taking magnesium experienced better-quality sleep. [4-5]

Animal studies arrive at the same conclusion. One study involving rats showed that once the animals became deficient in magnesium, they experienced more restless sleep. Another study involving mice found that when animals are given optimal amounts of magnesium they exhibit better sleeping patterns than mice with low magnesium levels in their blood. [6-7]

Intrigued to see how magnesium will help your sleep? Try rubbing some on before bed. Ease Magnesium is a topical magnesium spray that you can use before you head to bed. You simply spray it on your chest and rub it into your skin. Made with bioavailability in mind, it begins absorbing into your cells right away. It’s a great magnesium spray to try because it comes with a 60-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it, sleep on it, then decide – you have nothing to lose.

Still not convinced? Let’s break down magnesium’s role in sleep.

How Does It Work?

The act of falling asleep is complex, and neuroscientists are still figuring out the processes involved. But, intuitively, you know you need to be relaxed.

Magnesium has been found to reduce mental and physical stress by regulating the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems. Unchecked, these systems can cause irritability, lack of concentration, sleep disorders, or depression.

The mineral helps produce melatonin, an important hormone that assists in sleep regulation.

Magnesium also connects to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors, the neurotransmitter responsible for relaxing nerve activity. It is the same neurotransmitter used by prescription sleeping drugs.

Additionally, research shows that magnesium alleviates anxiety and depression, making for a calm mental state upon bedtime. [8]

Dosage For A Good Night’s Rest

For sleep and general health, the National Institute of Health’s Office on Dietary Supplements puts the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for magnesium at 310 mg per day. Because of its relaxing effect, if you want to use magnesium as a sleep aid, it’s best to use it before bed.

Activation Products’ Ease Magnesium makes adding this to your nightly routine as simple as possible. All you do is spray it on your skin and – thanks to its great bioavailability – the magnesium starts working right away!

We are currently running a special offer on this magnesium spray, which you can view by clicking here. It’s used by thousands of people, made in North America and contains pharmaceutical grade magnesium, sourced from the Dead Sea. You won’t find a better way to top your magnesium levels up each day.

References and Resources:

Therapeutic Uses of Magnesium
Why Americans Can’t Sleep
Magnesium in Man: Implications for Health and Disease
The Effect of Magnesium Supplementation on Primary Insomnia in Elderly: A Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
The Effect of Melatonin, Magnesium, and Zinc on Primary Insomnia
Effects of a Magnesium-Deficient Diet on Sleep Organization in Rats
Magnesium Involvement in Sleep: Genetic and Nutritional Models
How Magnesium Can Help You Sleep

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