Taking Magnesium with MelatoninMedical
Sleep, Restful Sleep
We are all aware that melatonin is great as a sleep aid. But many do not realize that by taking magnesium with melatonin you are doubly helping your body adjust to the proper sleep cycles for you. Magnesium and melatonin do not interact with each other. Therefore it is perfectly OK to take them both at the same time.
Our bodies need magnesium as it is one of our seven essential macrominerals. The seven required macrominerals are calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, chloride and sulfur. Notice they are macrominerals, not trace minerals, of which we only need, exactly, a trace of.
Please be aware of some of the contraindications of taking too much magnesium. Remember, too much of a good thing is not a good thing.
After much research, those in the know believe that magnesium helps everyone get a great restorative night’s sleep. The magnesium helps to promote regular sleep as well as regulate your sleep cycles. It acts as a sleep aid in that it helps to relax your muscles. It is a known fact that without any magnesium you will have a difficult time sleeping.
Magnesium sends signals from your brain encouraging your body to be more calm and relaxed, thus allowing you to fall asleep more easily. By promoting regular sleep, magnesium will help you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready for whatever your day throws at you.
The pineal gland in the brain produces the hormone melatonin. This hormone is very efficient as a sleep aid as it keeps our circadian rhythm balanced. Having a circadian cycle simply means that our biological processes run on a 24 hour cycle.
When it is light, the production of melatonin drops. When we are exposed to bright lights in the evening or are not exposed to enough light during the day, our body’s normal melatonin cycles are often disrupted. Thus balance is always important. We know that it is always difficult to find that harmony.
Try some magnesium with your melatonin. Melatonin to regulate your sleep-wake cycle and magnesium to promote relaxation. Together they will help alleviate the factors that interfere with sleep. Everyone needs to wake up feeling refreshed. It is a good duo.
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