Stop blaming Netflix for you!
Like really stop blaming your digital devices for all those sleepless nights. If you hate “people who can snooze off in a matter of second” well pleasure to tell you that there can be a simple reason for your sleeping problem.
Melatonin is your secret hormone ingredient that regulates sleep-wake cycles. Another secret ingredient that will make you sleep like a baby is, magnesium! And your body already knows about this little secret! Feeling a little betrayed? Well, Magnesium is one ingredient that has always been the sole reason behind a good night’s sleep.
Let’s get to know about this secret ingredient a little better. Magnesium is a mineral which has a significant role when it comes to your body functioning well. Such as metabolism, blood sugar regulation, bone health, nerve, and muscle function, among other things. (No wonder everybody says, ‘eat bananas for good health!’
So does magnesium really make you fall asleep?
Well, let’s find out! According to scientists, the answer is YES. Magnesium has a significant role in many stages which allow you to take protein and convert into the chemicals that help you sleep. Moreover, it helps to relax the nervous system while helping in muscle relaxation. Magnesium helps the body maintain levels of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) as well.
Alright! Sleeping and all is fine! But we’re sure about the next question that’s in your mind. “Is it safe?”
Scientists say; YES! But every good thing has a limit and so does magnesium. When used for sleep or general health a 310 milligrams a day is good to go. This dose comes with a void of any side effects. Unfortunately, you will notice some diarrhea in case of using over 350-milligram dose while 5,000 milligrams a day can lead to magnesium toxicity, which can include heartbeat irregularities or cardiac arrest. And where do we get this magnesium from? The answer is as simple as almonds, spinach, soy milk, peanut butter, and avocado are good sources of magnesium.