The REAL reason we need magnesium for sleep

From supplements to "sleepy girl mocktails," magnesium seems to be all the rage these days. But magnesium is more than just a trendy replacement for melatonin; it is an essential mineral responsible for nearly 300 different enzyme reactions in your body. It helps your muscles and bones function properly and maintains your heart rhythm.

Magnesium plays an understated role in helping us sleep. It does not have a direct correlation to our sleep — like melatonin. Instead, magnesium creates the conditions for sleep by calming the central nervous system, relaxing our muscles, and helping regulate the production of melatonin.

Join sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus, as he explains why magnesium is so important to our overall health and our sleep, and what you should look for in a magnesium supplement.

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0:00 Why is magnesium so hot right now?
0:23 What is magnesium?
2:20 Can magnesium help you sleep?
2:47 Magnesium and sleep disorders
3:39 Magnesium and RLS
3:56 Who is at risk for magnesium deficiency?
4:23 How much magnesium should I take?
4:58 A clinical story

😴 Michael Breus, Ph.D., is a double board-certified clinical psychologist and sleep expert. He's been in practice since 1999 and helped thousands of patients improve their sleep. Dr. Breus has written five books on sleep and conducted over 1,000 interviews to the press and public.

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  1. Hi, it is ok to combine magnesium glycinate and magnesium threonate What is the lowest recommended dose of each if taking both?

  2. Magnesium gel capsules made my painful foot, ankle and lower legs Stop. Haven’t had a single one since I started. If I get a little bit of diarrhea I just take one every other night.

  3. Be😊 strong and let your heart take courage all you who wait for the Lord. Psalm 31:24

  4. so when should one take magnesium, before bed or in the morning? On the packaging it says to take it in the morning with breakfast

  5. Most people have pretty high expectations about supplements making marked changes in their health. They are not drugs and the effects may be subtle or barely noticeable. Always check to see if an influencer has a business related to the supplement being promoted, because often they are. This includes scientists/medical professionals.

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