The Best Vitamins for Sleep

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Often, diet alone doesn’t give us all the nutrients we need. Supplements can play an important role in filling those gaps. So in this video we'll talk about, some of the best vitamins for sleep.

But before you run out and add the vitamins below to your supplement list, I encourage you to do two things. Look for ways to improve your vitamin intake through your diet. And talk to your doctor. Getting the dosing—and the timing—of supplement intake is critical to success, when it comes to sleep.

0:00 Intro
0:30 Vitamin D
3:43 Vitamin E
5:32 Vitamin C
7:02 Vitamin B6 & B12
9:06 Outro

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30 Comments

  1. I have macular drusen. Of course, I’m not looking at the sun, but my eye doctor has warned me to wear sun glasses whenever I go outside. I notice that even if I just go out to empty the trash my eyes make a very slow adjustment when I re-enter the house. Any ideas for me?

  2. Wow, I had no idea B6 helps you remember dreams. Thanks for teaching me this. 😊

    1. Chelated Magnesium gave me and my wife perfect sleep for several days . At 65 I had increased 1.5 hr deep and REM.

    2. I take Magnesium Threonate with a couple other supplements and it’s changed my life. Better deeper sleep.

    3. @Richard Cremer How much are you taking? Same age as you and desperate to get to sleep better. Thanks.

    4. @PS I’m trying Threonate, 145mg, but confused if all of it needs to be taken at night or when. Bottle says 1/2 at night, 1/2. In the morning.

    5. I started taking Magnesium Glycinate over a month ago and it’s a changer. I’m sleeping better, longer and deeper waking up fresher in the morning. I’m 62 and sleeping had always been a problem for many years.

  3. An early morning walk may help you set your sleep cycle, but you won’t get any vitamin D benefit from it, not even in the tropics. You need to read up on sun angle, latitude and season.

    1. Yes, sunlight from 10 am to 3 pm has the maximum ultraviolet B rays that produce Vit D3 in the exposed skin.

    2. If you live north of the 35th parallel anyway you can almost never get enough vitamin D3. Need at least 4-5,000 iu usually.

  4. 8:34 Watch for excessive amounts of B6 in multivitamin tablets. My magnesium tablets had 60mg of B6 in them (unknown to me), with the same brand having 60mg of B6 in their multivitamins. They are toxic doses with the daily recommended amount being 1.5mg. Most people get that amount easily from food.
    Excess levels of B6 can cause peripheral neuropathy. My last blood tests were 3 times higher in B6 than the level known to cause peripheral neuropathy in some people, so I had to immediately switch to a magnesium without B6. Always check to see if B6 is in any of your supplements.

  5. Good video! Planet Ayurveda’s Brahmi vati helps to improve sleep quality over time.

  6. EVENIF I HAVE ENOUGH SLEEP IN THE NIGHT I FEEL DIFFICULTY WAKING UP. I JUST DONT WANT TO WAKE UP

  7. I pray that peace reigns in your life. Only Jesus can secure your future and only He holds your tomorrow’s in His hands. He will never give up on you. He loves you so much. 🙏 🙏

  8. I know of a man who can breathe life into the dead. He can make the lame stand and walk. He can open the eyes of the blind. He can open your blind eyes and raise you up to life everlasting. 🙏 🙏

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