As temperatures continue to soar this week sleeping on these hot sticky nights can become an issue, so how do we best ensure a successful slumber?
Health pioneers BetterYou are advising those struggling to drop off to use transdermal (through the skin) magnesium to help relax muscles and reduce feelings of restlessness before sleep.
Their innovative inflatable footbaths can be used anywhere and when filled with cool water and BetterYou Magnesium Flakes; they provide the perfect pre-bed relaxation routine to help you nod off easily.
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.
Sleep Practitioner & Sleep Environment Expert James Wilson says:
I have found that adding Magnesium to the bedtime routine has an effect on the ability to fall asleep.
Andrew Thomas, founder and managing director at BetterYou, said:
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 depleting stores further.
As our feet are amongst the most absorbent areas of the body and perfect for magnesium replenishment, the footbath is a great way to top up your magnesium levels and also helps to send you off into a wonderful slumber.
Magnesium, a powerful mineral is part of BetterYou’s award-winning product range and acts as an aid to muscle tension, cramping and restful sleep. Without magnesium our bodies are less supple, and deficiency is linked with many health implications including migraines, anxiety, depression and extreme fatigue.
Supplementing magnesium transdermally is incredibly easy to do. Applied directly to the skin; magnesium will be absorbed directly into the skin tissue, entering cells immediately replacing magnesium lost through the stresses of modern life.
A clinical trial by Cardiff University found that applying BetterYou Magnesium Oil spray to the skin provides a faster way of absorbing the mineral than tablets.
Magnesium Flakes are available from Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty London, Holland & Barrett, Space NK, independent retailers across the UK RRP £9.95 (1Kg) and inflatable footbaths are available from independent retailers RRP £9.95.