How Magnesium Deficiency Affects Your Sleep and Insomnia

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I have suffered from insomnia. My insomnia was at its highest severity for a period of about 7 years and during this time, I was unable to sleep for a full seven days at a time. If you have never experienced an entire week without sleep before, it can be difficult to imagine the effect it can have on your everyday life. I found myself completely drained of energy and depressed from such a severe lack of sleep.

In the summer of 2018, my AC was being installed by a handyman. He couldn’t believe how hot it was in my room and made a comment about the amount of minerals I must be losing from sweating so much. This comment got me thinking; could my insomnia be due to a mineral deficiency? At first I tried supplementing potassium but experienced no real results. Though I was discouraged, I didn’t give up. I decided to give magnesium a try.

After I discovered how a magnesium deficiency can cause insomnia and poor sleep, my life underwent a drastic change for the better. When suffering from such an extreme lack of sleep, your overall view on life can be dark and it is difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Magnesium quite literally saved my life as there were many times I found myself thinking that ceasing to exist would be easier than to continue suffering from such an extreme lack of sleep.

In thinking back on my experience with severe insomnia, I realized how many people suffer on a daily basis from a lack of sleep. It appears that insomnia is now more common than ever, though you may not be able to see that at first glance. This led me to want to open a conversation to both educate those unaware of the life-altering effects of insomnia and to encourage and help those suffering from it. Magnesium did so much for me and I feel sure that it can for others as well.
Let’s keep Mg up.

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