Calcium and Magnesium for Insomnia.
periods of time, can have multiple side effects. The
drugs stay in the bloodstream, give a hangover effect the next day and beyond, and can increase the risk of
car and work accidents. They also impair memory
and performance on the job and at home.
Calcium helps the brain
use the amino acid tryptophan to manufacture the
sleep-inducing substance melatonin. This explains
why dairy products, which contain both tryptophan
and calcium, are one of the top sleep-inducing foods.
In magnesium deficiency, chronic insomnia is one of
the main, central symptoms. Sleep is usually agitated
with frequent night time awakenings. On the other
hand, a high magnesium, low aluminum diet has been
found to be associated with deeper, less interrupted
For those who are suffering from insomnia, eat foods that are rich in calcium and magnesium.
Food that are rich in calcium includes Cheese, Yoghurt, Milk, Sardines , Dark leafy greens like spinach, kale, turnips, and collard greens , Fortified cereals such as Total, Raisin Bran, Corn
Flakes (They have a lot of calcium in one serving.), Fortified orange juice. Soybeans , Fortified soymilk (Not all soymilk is a good source of
calcium, so it's best to check the label.) Enriched breads, grains, and waffles.
Foods rich in magnesium include; pumpkin, brazil nuts, wild salmon, wild rice, dried coriander, dark chocolate, flaxseeed.
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