Sleep. We all do it, but many of us don’t do it well. A good night’s rest is essential to a healthy existence, protecting you physically and mentally as well as boosting your quality of life. Unfortunately, many of us struggle to fall asleep, can’t wake up in the morning and then feel constantly tired.
Sleep has a significant impact on your health both physically and mentally. It helps us maintain a healthy weight and a good balance of hormones, as well as controlling sugar levels. For mental health, a great night’s sleep makes the brain work effectively. It helps us to learn, remember, solve problems and make decisions, as well as safeguarding against stress, mood swings and depression.
It is well known that poor sleep can have a dramatic effect on our health, but what’s less well known is that a deficiency in magnesium can be one of the main factors affecting the quality of sleep we can achieve.
The body needs magnesium to maintain a state of rest and low levels can lead to restless muscles that can keep you awake at night. Magnesium also ensures the GABA receptors in our brain and nervous system are working efficiently. GABA receptors help the brain switch off in preparation.
If you have trouble nodding off, you’re not alone… According to the Great British Bedtime Report almost three-quarters of Brits sleep less than seven hours per night. It’s led to almost a third of us getting a poor sleep most nights.
BetterYou's Magnesium Sleep Lotion was tested on the 87-healthy people who identified as ‘struggling to sleep’ and were profiled using the NHS Sleep Assessment Questionnaire over five weeks.
Conditions assessed included: speed of falling asleep, number of sleep interruptions, ability to sleep through, how refreshed when waking, quality of mood during and concentration the day.
The results showed that a staggering 92% found benefit from using the sleep lotion in at least one of the above conditions with 70% saying that their overall quality of sleep was better after using the lotion.
*Independent clinical sleep trial, 2018
We’ve partnered with The Sleep Council to create a handy digital guide to getting a great night’s sleep.
Build the following stages into your nightly routine to achieve the most benefit.
Relax in a magnesium-rich body or footbath with BetterYou Magnesium Flakes.
Sleep is a vital component in a child's development, both physically and mentally. A decent night sleep will help them perform better at school, learn more effectively while keeping their immune system healthy.
The most important piece of sleep advice for children is routine. By building a fixed routine, it acts as a prompt to the body and mind that it’s time to sleep soon it should being to wind down.
To do this, Set aside time before bed to wind down properly. Take this opportunity to run them a bath, give them a relaxing massage with Magnesium Sleep Lotion Junior and read a book with them.
Lisa Artis, a sleep advisor from The Sleep Council shares some more top tips for getting your children back into a healthy sleep routine.
Pioneered by BetterYou over 10 years ago, transdermal (through the skin) application provides an effective method of remineralisation.
Apply directly to the skin and massage in well to stimulate absorption.
Magnesium is quickly absorbed into the epidermis.
Magnesium is utilised by the body to support over 300 enzymatic actions.