The Cure To Insomnia Is Magnesium. Here’s How..

How many sleepless nights have you rolled around, exhausted, yearning for just an hour of decent sleep to no avail? Magnesium may be a cure for your tossing and turning, sleepless nights forever.

More than half of the planet likely has a magnesium deficiency. Americans – you’re suffering the worst, with at least 75% of you likely not consuming the daily recommended allowance. It’s no wonder we can’t sleep at night.

Magnesium is a vital mineral responsible for more than 300 different functions in the body. It helps to create enzymes that do everything from regulate our metabolic rate to influence how our cells utilize energy gleaned from the food we eat.

Magnesium also helps to manufacture glutathione, known as the body’s “master antioxidant.”

It just so happens that magnesium also helps us relax enough to get to sleep, and keeps our biological clocks regulated so that we can stay asleep, to get that coveted 8-9 hours of rest we need to function like a person, instead of a zombie.

How do you know if you’re deficient in magnesium? Here is the laundry list of symptoms that might be happening to you because you lack enough of this critical mineral:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Insomnia, Sleep Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Bad Memory
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Muscle Cramping
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • Migraines
  • Osteoporosis
  • PMS
  • Diabetes Type II
  • Asthma
  • ADHA
  • Colon Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • And more

Of course, one of the most obvious symptoms is that you just can’t seem to get enough sleep!

You can get magnesium from many of the foods you eat – like green leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes, and whole grains, but much of the mineral has been depleted from our soils, and thus our foods, by industrial farming practices.

Moreover, only about 30-40% of the magnesium we consume in our food is absorbed by the body.

GABA function is also directly linked to magnesium. This is an inhibitory transmitter that produces “happy hormones” like serotonin. These hormones help us feel, happy, relaxed, and sleepy.

For better sleep, we need more magnesium. If you don’t want to take a chalky, powdered supplement or worry about whether you’ve gotten enough magnesium in your daily diet, you have another option.

Here’s the Simple-Stupid Solution:

An easy, DIY, magnesium balm (lotion) that you can apply at night a few hours before you plan to sleep will do the trick.

Simple DIY magnesium balm for better sleep.


What You’ll Need:

  • Highly Concentrated Magnesium Chloride Flakes
  • Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil or Organic Avocado Oil (coconut oil should remain solid at room temperature)
  • Beeswax Pellets
  • Unrefined Shea Butter
  • Boiling Water
  • Quart-sized Mason Jars (to store your magnesium balm)
  • A Measuring Cup
  • Mixing Bowls
  • Essential Oils to Scent the Balm/Lotion if Desired

Health food stores, as well as places like Amazon or Swanson’s have all the ingredients you’ll need.

Though you can find ready-made magnesium “butters” online, they can be pricey, and you can’t always be sure of what ingredients are in them.

By making your own stash, you can use it as frequently as you like. You’ll also know exactly what’s in it.

You can also rejoice in the knowledge that the cost is much less when you do-it-yourself, especially over time, if this ends up being your go-to get-to-sleep remedy. It should be, since magnesium is a nutrient you desperately need anyhow.

Essential oils like lavender, chamomile, or clary sage can also help since they have their own calming qualities, but they aren’t strictly needed to make your magnesium lotion effective.

The following recipe will yield approximately 8 ounces which will store at room temperature for up to two months.

The Magnesium Balm Recipe

  1. Measure approximately half a cup of magnesium flakes into a bowl. Fill another bowl with about half a cup of water that has been microwaved on high until it is boiling, abut 2-3 minutes. You can also bring your water to boil on a stove top.
  2. Measure 3 Tbsp of boiling water into the bowl with the magnesium flakes. Stir until the flakes are dissolved and set this aside.
  3. In the quart mason jar, measure equal parts of coconut oil, beeswax and shea butter. Place the jar in a small pan filled with 1 inch of water, making a double boiler. Place the jar/pan on the stove and turn the heat to medium high.
  4. Allow the coconut oil, beeswax pellets and shea butter to melt, swirling the jar occasionally if necessary wearing an oven mitt to protect your skin from the heat.
  5. When everything inside the jar is melted, remove it from the pan and let it cool on a dish towel-covered counter for about 5 minutes.
  6. Pour the dissolved magnesium you prepared into the quart mason jar. If it solidifies upon contact, that’s ok. Add essential oils (if desired) and place the immersion blender at the bottom of the jar blending everything completely.

Now you can rub the magnesium balm (scented or not) all over your body about an hour before bed, and enjoy some of the most restful sleep you’ve had in ages. Goodbye Insomnia!

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