Why am I having trouble sleeping?


Having trouble falling to sleep and staying asleep?

Over 50% of adults now suffer from some form of insomnia.

Our modern lifestyle of high stress, disrupted circadian rhythm (sleep cycle) & poor diet and nutrition is leading to our epidemic of poor sleep.

Sleep is our brain and body's recharge mode, where we let our natural recovery system take over and repair cell damage, replenish our energy levels & process the learnings and progress we have made throughout the day.

Magnesium is an essential mineral that has a powerful impact on our sleep.

Why is magnesium important for sleep?

Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in over 300 bio chemical processes in the body. Nearly every cell in our body needs magnesium and it appears to make a significant impact on our sleep, in getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting enough deep sleep to feel refreshed and revitalised.

How does magnesium help sleep?

Magnesium’s impact on sleep appears to come from its effect on the central nervous system, helping calm our system down and helping us to relax. It also appears to increase the key sleep hormones melatonin and renin, which are our most important drivers for our sleep cycle, helping us to get ready and fall asleep.

Two thirds of adults are deficient in magnesium.

With two thirds of adults magnesium deficient it is no wonder that there is such a prevalence of sleep disruption and insomnia. Our magnesium requirements do not change as we age but our ability to utilise the magnesium we consume decreases, this means we must be more conscious of meeting our magnesium requirements as we age.

Magnesium intake becomes even more important if we are active, as we utilise large amounts of magnesium when we exercise for energy production, blood flow and recovery.

The current recommended daily intake of magnesium is around 420mg/day for males and around 320mg/day for females. Magnesium can come from a variety of sources but is only present in significant amounts in whole-foods like leafy greens, beans and legumes, nuts and seeds.

Ritual & Rise Plant Protein's contain nearly twice as much magnesium per serving than other whole-food sources. With over 100% of a female’s RDI and 80% for a male.

If you are having trouble sleeping, or waking up groggy then you need to increase your magnesium intake.

You can increase your magnesium intake either by supplementation or eating specific foods. Each serving of Ritual & Rise Protein Powder contains 331 mg of magnesium (103% RDI for females and 78% for males) 

Get your Ritual & Rise Protein, get your magnesium intake, and get your sleep. Goodnight.

 

Resources:

  1. Importance of Magnesium
  2. Increasing melatonin levels
  3. Magnesium impact on sleep quality

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