Survival in today’s world depends on your ability to sleep. In our stress ridden culture being busy is totally overrated.
Being increasingly stressed out is absolutely toxic for your health, general well being and ability to get deep, restorative sleep. Our current high stress, sugar laden convenient lifestyles are not really helping us. Today we’re eating more sugar than ever. And thanks to low levels in the soil due to modern farming techniques further deplete stores of magnesium in the body. We can also blame increasing coffee culture – both coffee and tea also raise excretion levels of magnesium from the body. Our water systems too are to blame with fluoridation – flouride competes for absorption with magnesium!
Almost everyone today is magnesium deficient!
To thrive, you first have to be able to rest.
Additional magnesium in your diet has the potential to help you sleep better. It is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body. Along with being a mineral, magnesium is also an electrolyte. Electrolytes are what allow us to be organic electrical human beings driving all the electrical activity in the body. Without electrolytes like magnesium, your muscles won’t work, your heart won’t beat, and your brain activity will be inadequate. Magnesium is a cofactor in over three hundred reactions in the body, necessary for transmission of nerve impulses, temperature regulations, detoxification in the liver, and formation of bones and teeth.
With the lack of magnesium in the body, we start to lose the energy and conductivity that keeps us going. Magnesium plays a key role in sleep regulation and a lack of magnesium negatively impacts sleep. Low levels of magnesium are directly connected to poor sleep quality, insomnia and sleep disturbances. One of the key factors in having a good night’s sleep is reducing the body’s cortisol. Cortisol is a steroid hormone. Cortisol prepares you to fight or run for your life. Cortisol, is what we associate with stress. It has an incredibly powerful influence on sleep and waking in the human body.
Cortisol interacts with your circadian rhythms and sleep cycles. Stressful experiences can and do lead to depletion of magnesium stores. Stress hormone production requires high levels of magnesium, chronic stress in turn leads to the depletion of your magnesium stores.
Sustained stress can lead to high levels of circulating cortisol.
So one of the first steps you must take to restore your sleep is to reduce your cortisol levels!
We of course can recommend our ionic magnesium drops as a monthly source of magnesium to add to your diet. Free from fillers, it is a pure ionic form of liquid magnesium drops. Remember, our bodies cannot make magnesium so we need a pure source. Our ionic magnesium has 100% bioavailability. The speed and amount you can absorb directly to where you need it.
Our Hydrasphere™ Technology guarantees the highest quality liquid magnesium from deep ocean waters here in Ireland. Oriel is the only concentrated ionised liquid magnesium drops on the planet. Harvested through a patented system retaining all the natural goodness.