It’s a widely accepted fact that a staggering one in 3 people suffer from poor sleep. For many of us everyday stress, computers and phones and taking work home are the primary causes. However, whatever the cause of this lack of sleep, the consequences can be significant. Scientists have proven that sleepless nights often result in more than just lack of focus and unpredictable mood swings. Rather, sleep deprivation puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes – and it shortens your life expectancy.
Given the serious effects of lack of sleep, many are turning to magnesium as a possible remedy. Magnesium is one of the most common minerals on earth and is present in many foods. It’s essential for human health and is used in over 600 cellular reactions throughout your body. Over the years magnesium supplements have been linked to a number of benefits, including fighting inflammation, relieving constipation and lowering blood pressure. Quite recently, the positive effect magnesium has on treating sleep problems has become a widely discussed issue.
The scientific basis for extolling the virtues of magnesium are compelling; magnesium helps the body and brain to relax by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed.
The mineral regulates neurotransmitters, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain. It also regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body.
Researchers say magnesium binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. Just in case you were wondering, GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for quieting down nerve activity. It is the same neurotransmitter used by sleep drugs like Ambien.
Armed with these scientific facts, we were very excited to trial the Magnesium Sleep Mineral Lotion by Better You. According to its developers, the lotion naturally relaxes tired muscles by delivering an expertly blended combination of magnesium chloride and essential oils of lavender and chamomile. The result, they say, is a lotion which has been clinically proven to relax tired muscles, slow sensory activity and quieten the mind, allowing for a deeper and more sustained sleep cycle.
After ten days of using Magnesium Sleep Mineral Lotion, I was astounded at the dramatic shift in my sleep pattern. At best, it would take me hours to fall asleep at night. And once asleep, I would often find myself wide wake at around 3.00 staring into the darkness, debating whether to get up and read or watch some mind numbing TV. When this cycle is repeated day after day, it can leave you tired, restless and very irritable. However, after ten days of applying Magnesium Sleep Mineral Lotion the change was remarkable.
Using the lotion at night required no more than four pumps of the lotion onto the skin just before bed. Its lavender and chamomile scent was pleasant enough. But it was when I closed my eyes that I really felt the difference. My muscles felt instantly relaxed, I was breathing deeply and my mind felt…..calmer. I was resting. At night. I could sleep. In the morning the difference was exhilarating. I could focus. I wasn’t tired. I felt rested.
Priced at just £9.95 for a 180ml bottle, Magnesium Sleep Mineral Lotion by Better You could dramatically improve your sleep and overall well-being. It did mine. Highly recommended.
Kizzi Nkwocha is the editor of Business Game Changer Magazine and publisher of The UK Newspaper, Money and Finance Magazine, the net’s fastest growing wealth creation publication. Kizzi Nkwocha is chair of The Ethical Publishers Association and co-chair of The Logistics Association. Kizzi made his mark in the UK as a publicist, journalist and social media pioneer. As a widely respected and successful media consultant he has represented a diverse range of clients including the King of Uganda, and Amnesty International. Nkwocha has also become a well-known personality on both radio and television. He has been the focus of a Channel 4 documentary on publicity and has hosted his own talk show, London Line, on Sky TV. He has also produced and presented both radio and TV shows in Cyprus and Spain.