As Britain’s temperatures soar this week, sleeping can become a bit of an issue in these hot sticky nights, so how do we best ensure a restful slumber and get our recommended eight hours shut eye?
Our advice for those struggling to get to sleep during these stuffy summer nights is to treat your feet to a short, cooling footbath and ensure your body recovers essential and relaxing magnesium at the same time.
A proven aid to sleep
A study published in the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine found that when the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it makes it harder to stay asleep.
Magnesium is a natural relaxant and our bodies need this vital mineral in order to maintain a state of rest.
When the body heats up we sweat and important minerals, such as magnesium, are lost.
As our feet are among the most absorbent areas of the body they are perfect for magnesium replenishment. A footbath is a great way to top up your magnesium levels and help send you off to sleep.
BetterYou Magnesium Flakes provide the purest form of this essential mineral, scientifically proven to help relax muscles and reduce feelings of restlessness before sleep. Filling a footbath with cool water and adding Magnesium Flakes or Magnesium Soak, provide the perfect pre-bed relaxation routine to help you ensure a natural and undisturbed sleep.
Treat your feet
Feet are pretty sensitive to temperature because there are lots of pulse points in the feet and ankles. Using tepid water will help cool you down and swiftly send you off to dreamland.
A clinical trial by Cardiff University (2011) showed how well magnesium is absorbed through the skin feeding every cell. Watkins & Josling (2010) showed the dramatic increase in magnesium levels that can be achieved compared to oral supplements when used on magnesium-deficient patients.
If you find yourself lying awake in warm weather, we recommend you give a magnesium footbath a try!