Don’t lose sleep over the clocks going back this October, instead prepare your bedtime routine with BetterYou transdermal magnesium says sleep expert.
The change in our sleep cycle can lead to a couple of weeks of disruption, so James Wilson aka ‘The Sleep Geek’ has shared his top tips to make the transition back to Greenwich Mean Time much easier.
“Many of us dread the slow march to the end of October where the clocks change and the days suddenly get shorter” says James.
“Research from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Cambridge has shown that there is a relationship between our cells magnesium levels and the body’s ability to follow its sleep cycle efficiently.
“Basically, having the right levels of magnesium in the body means we find it easier to fall asleep and wake up at the right time.
“Magnesium helps the body relax by ensuring the GABA receptors in our brain and nervous system are working as efficiently as possible. GABA receptors help the brain switch off and without it, our minds would continue to race. It’s also essential for allowing your muscles to relax, particularly after stress or exercise.
“I recommend BetterYou Magnesium Flakes in a relaxing body or foot bath and/or BetterYou MagnesiumOil Goodnight Spray after a bath or shower, as a cost effective option to help achieve a restful sleep.”
The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine found that when the body’s magnesium levels are too low, it makes it harder to stay asleep.
Without magnesium our bodies are less supple, and deficiency is linked with many health implications including migraines, anxiety, depression and extreme fatigue. A magnesium rich bath or a few body sprays after a shower will leave you feeling relaxed as well as effectively replenishing your body’s levels.
James’ other tips include shifting your bedtime and wake up time, using light to wake up and not using ‘blue screen devices’ in the hour before you go to bed. You can read the full blog by visiting http://betteryou.com/uploads/The-Clocks-They-Are-A-Changing.pdf
A trial by Cardiff University found that applying BetterYou Magnesium Oil Spray to the skin provides a faster way of absorbing the mineral than tablets.
BetterYou’s MagnesiumOil Goodnight Spray and Magnesium Flakes are available as part of Holland and Barrett’s ‘better than half price’ sale, which runs from 22 September – 25 October 2016.