These days, the issue of sleep deprivation is never far from our minds. It seems everyday another story is breaking about Britain's on-going sleep epidemic. As the most sleep-poor among us struggle with getting to sleep, or staying asleep, each night. In fact it's now estimated that 25-50% of the population suffer from some sort of sleep disorder. Be it full on insomnia, sleeplessness caused by a snoring partner, or just not getting the full 8 hours a night.
So, What's Suddenly Brought About This Nationwide Resistance To Sleep?Well, one highly credible suggestion points to magnesium. Or (to be more precise) a lack thereof. You see Magnesium is a mineral essential to the body. And yet most of us aren't getting nearly enough of it per day. Something that's only started to come about in recent years. Coincidentally around the same time that sleeping became a big issue.
Magnesium blesses our bodies with a wide range of essential benefits, vital to supporting health and wellbeing. One of which is the ability to sleep. It's among the most common minerals found on earth, responsible for over 300 individual functions in our bodies alone. Including looking after our heart, bones and brain. So it's not one us mere mortals can easily live without.
The Mystery Of The Missing Magnesium
Once upon a time human beings used to absorb Magnesium in vast quantities. Namely through food and water. But that all changed with the rise of ready meals, takeaways and processed, pre-packed, dinners. All of which are alarmingly Magnesium free.
Now our diets are severely lacking in Magnesium rich foods. Not found in the convenient grab snacks most of us chew down each day. Not to mention those cheeky takeaways and glasses of vino we often "treat" ourselves to. Add to that the fact that caffeine is also a notorious Magnesium zapper. And you can quickly start to appreciate why the way we eat (and drink) in 2018, is causing a Magnesium crisis.
Magnesium And Sleep
One of the biggest side effects of Magnesium depletion is an inability to sleep. And people with digestive illnesses, those who consume alcohol, and older generations, are at an especially increased risk of suffering a deficiency.
In fact, not only is Magnesium essential in getting you to sleep. It also plays an important part in the quality of sleep you achieve too. Partly owing to Magnesium's magic ability to calm the nervous system. Thereby bringing about a more relaxed state, necessary for sleeping well.
So for those not getting enough of it (and we estimate that's pretty much the entire UK population), upping your intake should be top priority.
Getting More Magnesium Into Your System right now.
If you're serious about helping yourself sleep better (and you should be), these Magnesium based products, which are absorbed through the skin, are the ones you must try to improve the quality of your sleep. Make these part of your every day bedtime routine.
1. BetterYou BetterYou Magnesium Flakes
A pure magnesium solution, perfect for adding to your bath before bedtime. Enjoy a long soak, where the magnesium can absorb into your skin. And help your muscle tissue to relax for bed effectively relieving cramps and tensions.
2. BetterYou MagnesiumOil Goodnight Spray
Combining essential Magnesium with sleep-inducing chamomile and bergamot, this goodnight spray soothes the senses. Use this as part of your night-time routine, simply spray and massage this all over your body after your magnesium flake bath for optimum results.
3. BetterYou Magnesium Skin Body Lotion
A lightweight lotion, containing 30% Magnesium Oil, combined with nourishing Shea butter, cocoa and vitamin E. This dermatologically tested formula helps skin glow and is ideal for all-over application and very refreshing to start the day.
Supplementing magnesium transdermally (through the skin) is a superior way to absorb this vital mineral, and has been proven to work five times faster than tablets. As it’s absorbed through the skin, it bypasses the digestive system straight into the body tissue providing a fast and effective dose directly to where it’s needed.
The Start Of Better Sleep
If sleep is something you personally struggle with, we can't recommend Magnesium nearly enough. But, if you think the root of your problem lies elsewhere (and you're not quite sure what the culprit is) then take our personalised sleep report.
These extensive reports are compiled based on answers you give us, about your age, lifestyle and day-to-day activities. Each one is bespoke to order. Offering the user tailor-made advice, designed to quell your sleep deprivation for good. So if you want to get to the bottom of why you're not sleeping, now's the time to commission your very own sleep report.