This Supplement Just Might Help You Get to Sleep Faster


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When you’re having trouble sleeping, you’ll take all the help you can get. You could switch up your bedtime routine to see if that helps. You might even change the timing of when you wake up and when you go to sleep. You could even turn on a diffuser, spritz a calming pillow spray, or invest in a sound machine to help you get to dreamland. There are a lot of options out there, which is great since everyone’s sleep preferences and bodies are all different.

There are also supplements that are sleep aids, with some including magnesium. According to The Cleveland Clinic, "magnesium is a nutrient that’s involved in several important bodily functions. It plays a role in muscle and nerve function, is involved in regulating blood pressure and blood sugar, and even helps build bones and DNA.”


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There is some evidence that magnesium may help with sleep by regulating the neurotransmitters that are related to getting some shut-eye. And according to The Cleveland Clinic, some studies have found that these supplements make it easier to fall asleep, improve sleep quality, and reduce symptoms of restless legs symptoms. It’s important to note, though, that the studies are very small.

If you do want to try the supplements, it’s best to check with your doctor first before adding something new to your routine. You’ll also want to look for magnesium glycinate or magnesium citrate, not magnesium oxide, as that’s a stool softener.

Take a look at some best magnesium supplements for sleep below.

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This article is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be used in the place of advice of your physician or other medical professionals. You should always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider first with any health-related questions.

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Sarah is lifestyle writer and editor with over 10 years of experience covering health and wellness, interior design, food, beauty, and tech. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she attended New York University and lived in New York for 12 years before returning to L.A. in 2019. In addition to her work on THE/THIRTY and Who What Wear, she held editor roles at Apartment Therapy, Real Simple, House Beautiful, Elle Decor, and The Bump (sister site of The Knot). She has a passion for health and wellness, but she especially loves writing about mental health. Her self-care routine consists of five things: a good workout, “me” time on the regular, an intriguing book/podcast/playlist to unwind after a long day, naps, and decorating her home.