Category Archives: Insomnia

Sleepwalking and Magnesium

Help for Sleepwalking – Michael J. Breus, PhD, DABSM

The National Sleep Foundation estimates between 1 to 15 percent of the general population sleepwalks also called somnambulism, and a 2016 study put its prevalence right in the middle of that range, at just under 7 percent. Children are more likely to sleepwalk than adults: Between the ages of 4-12, it’s estimated that 15 percent [...]

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New Year Resolutions

New Year’s Health Boosting Sleep Habits

Embrace the dark. Exposure to light at night can reset the body’s clock and delay sleep. Make sure your bedroom is as dark as possible. If streetlight shines through your curtains, put up blackout shades or blinds. Block any bright LED displays in your room before you go to bed. Use dim nightlights in the hallway and bathroom [...]

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Insomnia and Magnesium

Sleep Benefits of Magnesium

Nearly 50% of older adults have insomnia, with difficulty in getting to sleep, early awakening, or feeling un-refreshed on waking. With aging, several changes occur that can place one at risk for insomnia, including age-related changes in various circadian rhythms, environmental and lifestyle changes, and decreased nutrients intake, absorption, retention, and utilization. Research on an elderly [...]

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Insomnia Tips

5 Insomnia Tips To Help You Sleep

Getting a good night’s rest is hard these days, but it shouldn’t have to be. Don’t settle for poor sleep. Instead, use these five tips to gain control of your insomnia and get ready to wake up as a healthier, happier person! Problem #1: Tense muscles and twitchy legs Tip: Magnesium You may as well [...]

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Sunday - Toughest Sleep Night

7 Ways To Get a Goodnight’s Sleep Despite It Being Sunday

Sunday is by far the toughest night of the week for getting a good night’s sleep, according to a new study*. Three times as many people (46%) sleep poorly on Sunday compared to any other single night, according to a survey of 4,279 Americans and Britons conducted by pollsters YouGov. According to sleep expert Dr [...]

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Radio Interview

Sleep and Managing Stress

In this episode of Community Health Radio, we talk to Dr. Carolyn Dean an author and expert in the fields of sleep and stress management. Dr. Dean has appeared frequently on radio and TV shows as an expert guest and has authored 30 books. She also serves as the medical director for the Nutritional Magnesium [...]

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Cashews and Magnesium

Foods That Help You Sleep

While we are constantly hearing about ways to help us sleep better and longer, from darkening a room to using lavender, there’s something else that could be standing in the way of your slumber – your diet. Here are several food suggestions that could help you with your sleep. Cashew nuts Snack on cashew nuts [...]

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Magnesium Helps Get To Sleep

Magnesium Helps Getting To Sleep Easier

It’s ironic. Here I am feeling stressed and losing sleep trying to finish a column about how to keep my brain from aging prematurely. Turns out these are two culprits that can speed up the aging process of my poor brain, I learned in a recent seminar by neurologist Dr. Michael Lara. Chronic stress turns [...]

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Jet Lag and Magnesium

Magnesium: Reducing Effects of Jet Lag

People with jet lag have their sleep-wake patterns disturbed and have also experienced physical stress from the changes in air pressure during travel. They may feel drowsy, tired, irritable, lethargic and slightly disoriented. Spend as much time as you can while traveling with your eyes closed and relaxing. Even if you can’t sleep, the rest [...]

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magnesium natural sleep aid

Natural Sleeping Aids

By Evita Ochel, CHN It is estimated that 25% of Americans take some type of medication every year to help them sleep. And about 40% of Americans with insomnia self-medicate with over the counter sleep medication. This is not good news for most, as sleeping pills can severely hurt one’s health and sleep cycles, both [...]

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