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Insomnia News: Magnesium an Effective Sleep Remedy per Recent Studies

The magnificent mineral magnesium is the second most abundant mineral in our cells, its involved in more than 300 chemical reactions in the body, and is known to be effective for strengthening heart health, reducing diabetes, and for treating migraines, insomnia and depression. With increasing age, the risk factor for developing magnesium deficiency grows larger. A National Institutes of Health fact sheet says older adults are at increased

Nutrition Breakthroughs Shares News on Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome and In …

Restless Leg Syndrome as a disruptive condition that affects the nervous system and up to 10% of the U.S. population have some form of it. It results in an irresistible urge to move the legs and is often accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the legs such as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling or pain. Because RLS most often occurs in the evening, it can disrupt sleep, contribute to insomnia,

Antidepressant Medications Can Lead to Hot Flashes, Night Sweats and Insomnia

Hot flashes and night sweats create a sudden feeling of warmth and often a breakout of sweating in the upper half of the body. These flashes are experienced by 80% of women around the time of menopause, and also by men due to a lessening of testosterone in middle age. Hot flashes are normally brought on by a reduced function in the brain's temperature regulation, caused by changing hormone

Study Links Vitamin D Deficiency to Global Epidemic of Insomnia and Sleep Disord …

Vitamin D is known as the "Sunshine Vitamin" because spending time outdoors in the sun is known to increase vitamin D in the body via the skin. Our ancestors spent a considerable amount of their time outdoors, but for the first time in history, large amounts of the world population spend most of their time inside their offices and homes. Researchers at the East Texas Medical Center and

Studies Show Natural Remedies for Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia

Restless Leg Syndrome as a disruptive condition that affects the nervous system and up to 10% of the U.S. population have some form of it. It results in an irresistible urge to move the legs (and sometimes the arms), often accompanied by unpleasant sensations in the legs such as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling or pain. Because RLS most often occurs in the evening, it can disrupt sleep, contribute

Studies Show Calcium and Magnesium Help Sleep, Bones, Heart, Menopause, Migraine …

Calcium and magnesium are the most famous of all the minerals due to their vast array of benefits to our health. Dr. Linus Pauling, the two-time Nobel Prize winner said: “You can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a mineral deficiency.” Studies have proven calcium to increase bone health, reduce high blood pressure, relax the nerves and muscles, and prevent colon cancer and kidney stones.

Insomnia Choices – Antidepressants, Sleeping Drugs, Natural Remedies

The 2011 “Sleep in America” poll results were recently released from the National Sleep Foundation. More than half of all Americans (60%) said they experienced a sleep problem every night or almost every night. This ranged from snoring, waking in the night, waking up too early, or feeling un-refreshed when getting up in the morning. This overall increase in insomnia has been bringing people to their doctors,

Studies Link Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia to Magnesium Deficiency

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a form of insomnia characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs when they are at rest, especially during sleep. RLS affects about 10% of the people in the U.S. It runs in families and may have a genetic component. Recent research has found that people with restless leg syndrome are deficient in the mineral magnesium. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost

Calcium and Magnesium - Proven Remedies for Insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome

According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Calcium and magnesium have long been major players in the quest for achieving vibrant health. The pioneering nutritionist Adelle Davis says: “Calcium can be as soothing as a mother, as relaxing as a sedative, and as life-saving as an oxygen tent.” And James

Menopause Health News - Calcium and Vitamin D Prevent Bone Fractures and Remedy …

According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, women can lose up to 20% of their bone mass in the five to seven years after menopause, making them more susceptible to osteoporosis and fractures. In a recent 2010 study from the British Medical Journal, it was confirmed that taking both calcium and vitamin D together on a daily basis significantly reduces the risk of bone fractures. The research was based on

Latest Sleep Remedy Research - Insomnia and Stress Linked

Stress can come from a many sources such as a troubled relationship, a bad job condition, illness, financial pressures, the hormonal changes that accompany aging, or just plain old not getting enough good food and rest. Sometimes the pressures of life can interfere with our sleep. Stress manifests on the physical level by an outpouring of the adrenal hormone cortisol. The adrenal glands are small triangular-shaped glands

Menopause News - New Findings Link Estrogen Decline, Insomnia and Mineral Defici …

Women in the pre-menopause and menopause years are more and more finding themselves experiencing symptoms of chronic insomnia, hot flashes, night sweats, migraine headaches, anxiety, fatigue and depression. Uzzi Reiss, M.D., author of Natural Hormone Balance for Women, says: "Some of the above reactions occur nearly simultaneously whenever the level of estrogen falls." Hormone drugs, nutritional remedies, and lifestyle changes are some of the options available to women. Consumer Affairs.com reports

Dynamic Duo Remedies Insomnia – Studies Confirm Best Calcium/Magnesium Ratio

Calcium and magnesium have long been major players in the quest for achieving vibrant health. The pioneering nutritionist Adelle Davis says: “Calcium can be as soothing as a mother, as relaxing as a sedative, and as life-saving as an oxygen tent.” And James F. Balch, M.D., author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing says: “Supplementing with magnesium helps prevent irritability, nervousness, muscle weakness, high blood pressure and heart disease.” Nutrition-smart consumers should

The Science Behind Sleep-Inducing Foods as Insomnia Remedies

The type of foods we eat in the evening can have a pronounced effect on the quality of our sleep. One of the keys to a restful night's sleep is to calm and relax the brain, rather than stimulating it. Certain foods are a natural insomnia remedy that contributes to restful sleep, while others keep us alert and awake. The calming foods contain the amino acid tryptophan, which

Magnesium Deficiency in Older Adults May Contribute to Insomnia, Osteoporosis an …

A recent Gallup Poll survey reported that magnesium consumption decreases as we age, with 79% of adults 55 and over eating below the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of magnesium. In addition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that older adults are at increased risk of magnesium deficiency due to their decreased ability to absorb the mineral. The diseases to which the elderly are vulnerable, and some of

Studies Support Pain and Insomnia Remedies While Abuse of Pain Drugs Soars

The abuse of prescription pain medications is at an all-time high. A recent White House study reported a 400 percent increase in the number of people admitted to treatment centers and emergency rooms for abusing prescription pain drugs. The increase was tracked during the 10-year-period from 1998 to 2008 and it spans every gender, race, education and employment level, and all regions of the country. A government representative from the

More Research on Night Sweats, Hot Flashes and Insomnia in Menopause

Over one billion women in the world are age 50 or older, with the average age of menopause being 51 1/2. When a woman reaches menopause, she arrives at a time of life with more freedoms. It’s the end of her monthly menstrual bleeding, and the beginning of a time when her wisdom and experience can lead her to new and fulfilling horizons. At least one third

Insomnia Remedy News: Studies Give Tips for Better Sleep

Sleeping well is a highly valued thing. According to an article in the United Kingdom’s “Daily Telegraph”, a good night's sleep has been voted life's “Greatest little pleasure”. The poll, which interviewed 3,000 people in the UK, asked them what their greatest little pleasures in life were. The British company “Bachelors” conducted the survey. The sleep theme showed up in other places as well, with “Little

Sleep Remedy Research on Melatonin-Rich Foods

With the National Sleep Foundation reporting that six out of ten Americans suffer with insomnia several nights a week and 25% of the U.S. population uses sleeping drugs (known as “hypnotics”), an increasing number of people these days are looking for natural sleep remedies. In recent research studies, it was discovered that both walnuts and tart cherries contain significant levels of the natural sleep hormone melatonin, and may therefore be

Menopause and Insomnia: The Calcium Link

Research journals and nutritionists continue to clarify the relationship between declining levels of estrogen and lowered calcium levels in women. Adelle Davis, the first nutritionist to base her recommendations on science-based studies says, “The amount of calcium in a woman’s blood parallels the activity of the ovaries. The blood calcium falls to such an extent during the week prior to menstruation that PMS, nervous tension, irritability, and perhaps mental

Sleep Minerals II - A Powerful Natural Insomnia Remedy

Nutrition Breakthroughs of Glendale California is providing a natural alternative to sleeping drugs with Sleep Minerals II, a potent weapon in the war against insomnia and its many side effects. This next generation of Sleep Minerals features fast absorbing forms of nature’s best-known minerals for relaxation – calcium and magnesium. A recent National Sleep Foundation poll reports that American insomnia rates have increased from 51% to 64% in the last

Teenage Insomnia: Studies, Remedies and Tips

Teenagers are a special breed, having to face all the challenges of being in an in-between stage of life; not quite a child anymore and not yet an adult. Along with an acceleration of social interests and activities, they also sustain accelerated physical growth and increased nutritional needs. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90% of teen girls and 70% of teen boys aren’t getting enough calcium.

Night Sweats, Hot Flashes and Insomnia in Menopause: Studies Confirm Natural Rem …

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) reports that an estimated 6,000 US women reach menopause each day, which translates to over 2 million women every year. The average age of natural menopause, which is the point of a woman's last menstrual period, is 51.4. The Women’s Health Initiative study, which followed 16,608 women being given hormone replacement therapy (HRT), discovered a high risk of breast cancer, coronary heart disease and

Insomnia Remedies: Studies Confirm Calcium and Magnesium Effective

Insomnia Remedies: Studies Confirm Calcium and Magnesium Effective According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), almost six out of ten Americans report having insomnia and sleep problems at least a few nights a week. Insomnia is defined as "An inability to fall asleep or remain asleep long enough to feel rested, especially when the problem continues over time." In an effort to combat this, as many as 25 percent of

Restless Leg Syndrome and Insomnia Linked to Magnesium Deficiency

Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a form of insomnia characterized by an overwhelming urge to move the legs when they are at rest, especially during sleep. RLS affects about 10% of the people in the U.S. It runs in families and may have a genetic component. Recent research has found that people with restless leg syndrome are deficient in the mineral magnesium. According to the National Sleep Foundation, almost