How to Sleep Soundly this September
With a busy back-to-school season in full affect, good quality and consistent sleep becomes more important than it was yesterday. Canada ranks well in a lot of things, taking first place in quality of life and one of the top three countries for women and education.
But, did you know what else we rank top three in? Unfortunately, sleep deprivation.
31% of Canadians feel they don’t get enough sleep at night. One third of Canadians sleep fewer hours per night than recommended for optimal health. And according to Statistics Canada, 43% of men and 55% of women aged 18 to 64 report trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. One study concludes that short sleep duration and poor sleep quality are prevalent among Canadian adults. It’s not surprising that many are looking for natural remedies to help get better sleep, in addition to beating stress and anxiety.
While magnesium is needed for over 800 enzymatic reactions in the body, it is most commonly known for its ability to help one relax and get a good night’s sleep. To calm the nervous system, magnesium works in a few different ways. It helps to regulate mineral concentrations during neurotransmission. It can also help stabilize the membranes of nerve cells so that they don’t overreact to stimulation. Magnesium is also a cofactor for Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), our body’s primary inhibitory neurotransmitter. GABA is known to have a calming effect that helps prepare the mind for rest. Magnesium also plays a vital role in several functions in the thyroid and adrenal glands, and promotes serotonin production, our feel-good hormone.
The roles magnesium and GABA play together help the brain relax, decrease feelings of anxiety, stress and can reduce panic attacks that hinder sleep. If you feel stiff and tense before bed, magnesium can help with that too, encouraging our muscles to relax.
A Melatonin Manner
Another growing solution for restlessness at night is melatonin. Melatonin is our very own ‘sleep hormone’ produced by the brain. When levels are low at night, our bodies can have difficulty preparing for sleep. Unfortunately, melatonin production can be hindered by an over stimulated nervous system, stress, blue light, and shift work.
Consumers are favouring the many benefits of melatonin. It can help reduce the time needed to fall asleep, help with resetting the body’s sleep-wake cycle and promote relaxation.
Melatonin in combination with GABA works to enhance relaxation in the brain, and create a calm state. These two make a perfect pair and match well with magnesium supplementation when aiming to conquer lack of or inconsistent sleep.
Canadians across the country, of all ages, are seeking a way to improve their sleep patterns. Quality sleep leads to smarter decisions and to proper functioning nerves, muscles, bones, joints, and cardiovascular health.
Nothing better than a sound sleep
CanPrev’s Magnesium + GABA & Melatonin Sleep formula is designed to help individuals relax, and reset their circadian biological clocks. It’s designed to help individuals reach quality sleep and reduce the amount of time needed to fall asleep. This is especially beneficial for those people with delayed sleep phase disorder, or those who frequently experience jet lag.
This proprietary magnesium-glycine complex provides a therapeutic 125mg of magnesium bis-glycinate, 100mg of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) and 2.5mg of melatonin in every vegetable capsule. Dairy, gluten and GMO-free. No fillers or flavours.