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How Magnesium can help you Sleep

How Magnesium can help you Sleep

How Magnesium can help you Sleep

Magnesium is involved in over 300 processes of the body, which includes those vital for sleep and relaxation as well as muscle and skin health.

When it comes to supplements, this essential sleep mineral is often overlooked, and yet over 50% of us are thought to be deficient.
So if you’re looking at how to sleep better at night naturally, then paying attention to this wonder mineral is a great place to start.

Magnesium deficiency is linked to poor sleep

Magnesium is responsible for the regulation of Melatonin (the sleep hormone) and Serotonin (the relaxation hormone). Without sufficient Magnesium these hormones won’t function correctly. This is why symptoms of Magnesium deficiency also include those associated with poor sleep, such as:

* Fatigue
* Insomnia
* Low Mood
* Anxiety
* Irritability

In addition to this, Magnesium is essential for skin and muscle health, with Magnesium deficiency including symptoms which cause sleep disturbance and prevent us from getting a deep and restful night’s sleep:

* Restlessness
* Dry, Itchy Skin
* Cramps
* Muscular Aches
* Headaches
* Restless Legs
* Inflamed or Irritated Skin

    Magnesium is also key to helping fight fatigue and giving us a healthy balance of energy, as it is essential for our production of ATP – the body’s energy currency, as well as helping convert glycogen into energy.

    Why take Magnesium Baths? 

    Magnesium isn’t made or stored by the body, so it needs constant replenishment. Our diets alone don’t provide enough, and oral supplements can also only provide a certain level of Magnesium.
    Therefore, if you’re looking for tips for a better sleep, we recommend boosting your Magnesium intake alongside diet and supplements with Magnesium baths. The Magnesium is absorbed via the skin to help replenish your body while you relax in the warm bathwater.
    Taking a warm bath around 1-2 hours before bed has been proven to provide additional help with deeper sleep. This is because it balances your circadian rhythm by raising your body temperature just enough for it to then have time to fall slowly and reach optimum body sleep temperature at the perfect time for when you go to bed.
    Plus, the cocooning effect of the bath water has shown to provide additional benefits of calming the body and promoting peaceful and restful sleep.

    Helping you choose the right bath salts for sleep support

    Bath salts rich in Magnesium are ideal for sleep support. But there are many different options out there so it’s good to understand the difference. There’s no rule to say that you have to stick to just one type of salt either – you can blend them yourself for the ultimate sleep soak to combat fatigue and restlessness.

    These are great for people who feel they may be showing signs of Magnesium deficiency and want to soothe their mind and body to help switch off at bedtime.

    They are made up of Magnesium Chloride, which is the most readily absorbed form of Magnesium, and perfect for transdermal bathing. 

    Just add 2-4 cups to a warm bath and relax for around 30 minutes to allow time for optimum absorption. 

    Ideally do this 2 times a week, if you’re looking at maintenance for how to get better sleep, but at times of stress or intense exercise you may want to increase it as your body will be more depleted.

    Excellent if you suffer with muscle aches, restless legs, cramps or tension headaches. Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) is the best form of bath salt for relaxing muscles.

    These muscle-relaxing sleep soak is a go to for anyone who feels restless or achy at bedtime. We’ve blended Epsom Salts with essential oils of Lavender and Jasmine - known for their sleep enhancing properties. Plus, Valerian, which is an ancient herb renowned for its calming and soothing effects and sleep-inducing qualities. For additional skin benefits, we added in some Dead Sea Salts will help to soothe and cleanse the skin as part of a complete bed-time routine.

    Just add 1-2 cups to a warm bath or around 40°C – ideally around 90 minutes before bedtime. If you want the ultimate sleep-inducing boost, why not also add 1-2 cups of Magnesium to the bath too. 

    Perfect to soothe and calm dry, irritated skin for a more comfortable night’s sleep. Suitable for use on skin which is prone to Eczema and Psoriasis.

    One of the main symptoms of dry, itchy skin conditions such as Eczema and Psoriasis is poor sleep quality due to skin itching and irritation preventing a deep night’s sleep. And this can become a vicious cycle as lack of sleep can make the body less resilient and prone to more flare ups.

    So if you’re looking at how to get better sleep by seeking relief from dry, itchy skin – then these are the salts for you. Dead Sea Bath Salts are rich in a unique combination of skin-loving minerals which soothe and nourish the skin, calming redness and relieving dryness and itching.

    Just add 1-4 cups of Dead Sea Salts to a warm bath and relax for around 20 minutes to soothe and calm your skin. How much you add depends on how often you bathe. We encourage you to experiment and find out what works for your skin routine. Try using alongside our SLS-free soothing bath and shower gel gently cleanses the skin without causing irritation or dryness.

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