Magnesium Supplementation Improves Sleep in Adults and Children

January 24, 2011 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Magnesium Supplementation Improves Sleep in Adults and Children
Several new studies show that magnesium supplementation helps improve sleep.

In the first study in adults over age 51 it was found that 320 mg of magnesium1 could lower inflammation (C reactive protein) along with helping to improve sleep. In a second study of children ages 5-12 with attention deficit disorders it was found that a supplement containing only 80 mgs of magnesium2 was able to improve focus and was especially helpful in correcting sleep problems in these children.

These two studies lend documentation to the frequently observed benefit of magnesium; assisting with sleep reducing the general feeling of inflammatory wear and tear.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Magnesium Reduces Inflammation and Helps Sleep in Adults  Magnes Res.   Nielsen FH, Johnson LK, Zeng H.
  2. ^ Magnesium Helps Sleep in Children  Lipids Health Dis.   Huss M, Völp A, Stauss-Grabo M.

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