I used to deal with insomnia a lot, like a lot a lot. Some nights I would toss and turn for hours and the next day I was expected to get up and go to work, ugh. This went on for years and I was getting pretty desperate. I would take those OTC sleeping pills, but they didn’t help much. I tried melatonin, again, not much help. I was ready to run to my doctor for something that would help me sleep, until I got help from a friend of mine that was teaching me about natural remedies, homeopathic, herbs, and other things. She told me about magnesium. Let me just say magnesium is MAGIC!
But, magnesium has some friends that need to go along for the ride. Magnesium needs calcium and vitamin D to really do its job. I buy magnesium citrate powder and vitamin D drops from The Vitamin Shoppe near me. There are a couple of different kinds of calcium available, but there’s one specific kind that’s best to take and that’s calcium citrate. Of course, I can’t give you any advice on how much of everything, but the containers have dosage recommendations on them and of course your doctor might be able to help you too. I’m not any sort of medical professional or anything. This is just what has worked for me.
I also take lots of Epsom salt baths and use a magnesium oil topically, just on the bottom of my feet. And, we found out that Lavender essential oil on the bottom of your feet can help too. I learned the hard way, if you take too much magnesium citrate, it can cause some *ahem*, bowel issues.
Of course, a magnesium deficiency doesn’t just cause insomnia. This link here explains what a magnesium deficiency can do to us. Unfortunately, the soil our produce is grown in is so depleted of minerals like magnesium, that we need to supplement them.
I hope this information helps you if you’ve been dealing with insomnia or other health concerns. Perhaps it’s something you can discuss with your doctor.
PS-I AM NOT a doctor. I don’t claim to know anything other than what’s worked for me. I’m only sharing my personal experience here folks. Thanks!