I have been travelling a lot lately. So much so that it really is disrupting my entire routine, and most especially, my sleep patterns.
And I know I am not alone.
Sleeping better is the fastest growing health ambition in the UK amongst adults, with just over a third saying they are not getting the right amount of sleep. Lack of sleep takes its toll on your entire body causing irritability, inability to concentrate and lack of focus.
Enter our friend magnesium. Wouldn’t it just be so much easier to partake in some magnesium therapy three or more times per week to aid you into a nice, deep lovely sleep?
Magnesium is used by virtually every cell in your body and most importantly, your vital organs, like your heart and liver. If you are deficient in magnesium, you will most likely experience chronic fatigue from lack of proper sleep, but also symptoms such as eye twitches or muscle spasms. Magnesium deficiency is quite common in those eating a standard western diet as no one can get the required amount from diet alone. Low levels can cause a lot of problems that aren’t readily apparent or might even seem obscure, such as restless leg syndrome which can cause a ‘crawling’ sensation in the legs that can impact on your quality of sleep.
Magnesium is also a key conduit in DNA synthesis and aids neurotransmitters like serotonin which helps regulate mood and brain functioning. It helps to regulate production of melatonin which normalises sleep patterns.
Magnesium also works in close coordination with vitamin D3 and calcium. I like to call it the triumvirate of vitamins and minerals that control muscular recovery and inflammation post workout. If you are short on one of the three, then your whole system can feel out of whack. All three vitamins and minerals work together, especially in critical functions like post sports recovery, where your body requires the electrolyte power of the magnesium, but works best with enough Vitamin D and calcium – almost acting as a booster for your bones and muscles – for faster muscular recovery. The best way to boost your magnesium levels is through the skin, a much faster way to absorb this key mineral.
Why not try BetterYou Magnesium Flakes in a body or foot bath or use the magnesium oil to spray onto the body? Magnesium aides in relaxation of the entire body putting your body into a deeply relaxed sleep ready state.
I recommend regular soaking in the BetterYou bath flakes to all of my clients, especially those who are sleep deficient, over tired, or have sore, achy muscles. And, if you are not so fond of the bath, then maybe applying some of the BetterYou Body Butter!
When I’ve been on the road this much, I travel with the Magnesium Body Lotion or the travel size MagnesiumOil Original Spray for instant relief on my tired body. Ah…to dream then it is!