We all go through periods of sleeplessness, especially in menopause!
Supplementing with magnesium can help! But there are many kinds of magnesium, so what’s the best source for sleep?
My favorite magnesium is Magnesium L-Threonate.
In addition to helping with sleep, it can be protective against cognitive decline. Magnesium threonate is a more permeable magnesium salt and is a preferred option in neurological conditions.
Fung, R. Building connections: Neurotrophic factors in dementia.
I take 100mg 30 minutes before sleep.
The second supplement is L-Theanine. L- Theanine is an amino acid found in mushrooms. It improves mental function and is used to manage anxiety, stress, insomnia, and cognitive impairment.
Most sleep inducers are sedatives and are often associated with addiction and other side effects, but unlike conventional sleep inducers, L-theanine is not a sedative but promotes good quality of sleep.
Rao, T. P., Ozeki, M., & Juneja, L. R. (2015). In search of a safe natural sleep aid. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 34(5), 436-447.
I take 225mg 30 minutes before bed.
I must say a ‘side effect’ of these supplements for me is VERY vivid dreams. If you suffer from sleep terrors, they are probably NOT an option for you.
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