I was surfing pinterest and came across this from Dr. Axe about the importance of magnesium. He says,

Considering all of the important roles that magnesium plays in the body – and the fact that a magnesium deficiency is one of the leading nutrient deficiencies in adults, with an estimated 80 percent being deficient in this vital mineral – it’s a good idea to consider taking magnesium supplements regularly and eating magnesium-rich foods.

The amount of research regarding the benefits of magnesium and the need to take magnesium supplements to counteract a deficiency is staggering.

For many people, a magnesium deficiency causes noticeable negative symptoms – including muscle aches or spasms, poor digestion, anxiety, and trouble sleeping. Yet, magnesium deficiency is often overlooked and rarely tested. Therefore, magnesium may be one of the most underutilized but most necessary supplements there is.

Magnesium may not be the most present mineral in our body in terms of its quantity, but it’s certainly one of the most crucial to overall health. It’s actually involved in over 300 biochemical functions in the body, such as regulating heartbeat rhythms and helping neurotransmitter functions.

I have so many wonderful routines and remedies that I follow with regard to sleeping. With the stress of mom being in the hospital for 4 months I wanted to kick it up a notch. So I combined what I read about magnesium helping with sleep and added a few essential oils. voila! The Get Your Zzzzz Spray was born!

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I bought these magnesium flakes from amazon. I filled a glass spray bottle about 1/3 full with the flakes.

2016-09-28-09-47-46Then I added 10 drops each of lavender and roman chamomile and topped it off with filtered water. The flakes dissolve in the water. easy peasy!

I spray my feet right before bed and sleep like a baby!

What do you use to help you sleep at night?

 

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