Remedy #6: Magnesium
Magnesium is a naturally occurring mineral. It can help muscles relax and relieve stress. This is thought to encourage healthy sleep patterns.
Participants in a 2012 studyTrusted Source took 500 milligrams (mg) of magnesium daily for 2 months. During this time, researchers found that participants experienced fewer symptoms of insomnia and improved sleep patterns.
Men may take up to 400 mg daily, and women can take up to 300 mg daily. You may choose to divide your doses between the morning and evening or take your dose before bed.
You may also add 1 cup of magnesium flakes to your evening bath, allowing the magnesium to be absorbed through your skin.
Side effects include stomach and intestinal issues. You may wish to start with a lower dose and gradually increase to see how your body reacts. Taking it with food may reduce any abdominal discomfort. Check with your doctor if you take any medications to determine potential interactions.
You shouldn’t take magnesium supplements constantly. Take a break for a few days every two weeks. Don’t take more than the recommended dose found on the product.
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