Magnesium... is known to improve sleep quality
Updated: Jun 3, 2020
In order to fall asleep and stay asleep, your body and brain need to relax.
On a chemical level, magnesium aids this process by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, the system responsible for getting you calm and relaxed.
First, magnesium regulates neurotransmitters, which send signals throughout the nervous system and brain. It also regulates the hormone melatonin, which guides sleep-wake cycles in your body.
Second, this mineral binds to gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors. GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for quieting down nerve activity.
By helping to quiet the nervous system, magnesium may help prepare your body and mind for sleep.
To read more about this Friday Fact, visit: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/magnesium-and-sleep