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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Insomnia: Studies Confirm Calcium and Magnesium Deficiencies Are To Blame



Insomnia - we all have it from time to time, but sometimes it visits every night and it just makes you want to scream - if you had the energy.


We all know that getting a good night sleep is essential to a productive and enjoying day, but what do you do when you can’t fall asleep or stay asleep and nothing seems to work?

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week and 25% of them use medications to help them sleep. 

Do you use sleeping pills to help you sleep?

Most sleeping pills, especially when taken over long periods of time, can have multiple side effects and are most often habit forming – meaning you must continue to take larger and larger doses just to get your sleep. These drugs linger in the bloodstream and often make you feel groggy the next day. They can increase the risk of car and work accidents as well as impair memory and performance on the job and at home. 

Minerals such as calcium and magnesium, especially when taken together has been shown in many studies to help promote falling asleep faster and help people stay asleep without all the side effects medications have.

Turns out deficiencies in both calcium and magnesium are easily fixed, costs less and has positive side benefits instead of negative side effects.

Could it be that simple?

Calcium is directly related to our sleep cycles. Researchers have found that calcium levels in the body are higher during some of the deepest levels of sleep, such as the rapid eye movement (REM) phase. They found that disturbances in sleep are related to a calcium deficiency. Better and deeper sleep was achieved following the normalization of the blood calcium level. 

With chronic insomnia or where sleep is interrupted with frequent nighttime awakenings, a magnesium deficiency was to be found. When the magnesium deficiency was corrected, deeper, less interrupted sleep was achieved.

A balanced ratio of calcium and magnesium is important to overall health, and these two minerals should be taken together for best results.

What is the easiest way to get what I need?

Shaklee provides a wonderful product, Shaklee ChewableCal-Mag Plus that contains both calcium and magnesium in the right ratio and it works wonders at helping you get a good night’s sleep. It also helps with muscle tension and soreness by helping your muscles relax.

In addition, it provides 1,000 mg of calcium to help build bones and optimize peak bone mass, maintain bone density, and slow bone breakdown, thereby helping to reduce the risk of osteoporosis later in life.* It also has Vitamin D, which is clinically supported for bone, heart and immune health.

It’s that simple! Click here to get your Shaklee ChewableCal-Mag Plus and get a good night’s rest!


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