Magnesium is a mighty hard-working element. Not only does it help you sleep better, it keeps your bones strong and your blood pressure steady. No wonder it features on our “fall asleep quicker” hotlist.
How does magnesium help you fall asleep quicker? It’s vital for the functioning of the GABA neurotransmitter, which signals the brain to switch off. Without it, the brain continues to race. Top sleep therapist, Marek Doyle, says: “Having sufficient magnesium in your body does not necessarily guarantee that you will go into a deep sleep quickly and stay there, but insufficient stores of the mineral guarantee that you won’t. And almost everyone I see is short of magnesium.”
(Source: The Huffington Post)