EAT MAG­NE­SIUM AND CAL­CIUM-RICH FOODS:

Carmarthen Journal - - Health & Lifestyle -

“Mag­ne­sium and cal­cium may be linked to poor sleep,” says be­haviour change ex­pert, Dr Aria (dr-aria.com). “Mag­ne­sium is in­volved in mus­cle re­lax­ation, and low in­takes have been shown to make it harder to stay asleep.”

Good sources in­clude green veg­gies, beans, nuts, seeds and whole­grains and you may also want to con­sider a sup­ple­ment, such as Healthspan Opti Mag­ne­sium (£11.99 for 90 tablets; healthspan.co.uk).

“Cal­cium helps the brain use tryp­to­phan to make mela­tonin, and low in­takes of cal­cium have been shown to make it more dif­fi­cult to fall asleep,” says Dr Aria. “Sources in­clude dairy foods, green veg­eta­bles and soy.”

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