Sleep is an incredibly important biological function. For some, a good nights sleep is hard to come by. Using magnesium for sleep is recognised by the TGA in Australia and according to the Government of South Australia's health website, a good nights sleep supports physical recovery & repair, supports your brain development, heart function and your metabolism just for starters. Without good sleep, all kinds of things can go wrong from short term issues like memory, concentration and reaction times through to long term issues with obesity, diabetes, heart disease and mental health struggles. It makes sense to seek the support of natural products that are recognised by the TGA in Australia to assist you if you're having issues.

Magnesium for sleep is just one natural product listed with the TGA in our store

It is reassuring to know that there are natural products on the market that are listed with the TGA (the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration) to assist with getting a good nights sleep. Started in 1989, the TGA is responsible for controlling therapeutic products like vitamins, supplements, products that make health claims and even the zinc based natural sunscreen you get from our store.

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The benefits of using Sleep Lotion as your magnesium for sleep

Amazing Oils Sleep Lotion (AUST L 318335) combines the valuable benefits of topical magnesium oil with the recognised healing properties of essential oils of Lavender and Chamomile. Sleep Lotion forms a part of your pre-sleep ritual to help to relax you as you drift off to sleep.

The combination of the magnesium oil in the lotion form, lavender and chamomile are traditionally used in Western herbal medicine to provide the following benefits to the user:-

  • Assist mind relaxation.
  • Calm and relax the nervous system.
  • Induce sleep.
  • Relieve sleeplessness.
  • Reduce time to fall asleep.
  • Relieve disturbed/restless sleep.
  • Relieve skin inflammation and irritation.

Your magnesium for sleep ritual - how do you use Sleep Lotion at night?

2 to 3 pumps of the sleep lotion will give you around 100mg of elemental magnesium. Place this QTY of lotion in to the palm of your hands and massage in to your lower back, behind the knees and the tops of your feet. Allow around 20 minutes before bed time to give it a little time to start to kick in.

Applying it in these positions is helping to relax the sciatic nerve which is the longest nerve in the body. It has a direct link to your brain.

Your magnesium for sleep ritual - how do you use Sleep Lotion during the day?

You can also use Sleep Lotion during the day to assist with mind / body relaxation. It's not strong enough to put you to sleep if you're up on your feet or sitting up and active. Apply 2 to 3 pumps to the upper body, chest and arms for the aromatherapy hit close to your nose and the benefits of the magnesium. BY choosing these locations, you're staying way from the sciatic nerve that you're specifically targeting at night.

Your magnesium for sleep ritual - is your skin tingling?

If your skin tingles after using magnesium based products, apply it to damp skin or dilute it with another moisturiser. A slight tingle or warmth to the skin that dissipates quickly is a sign of being deficient in magnesium. If symptoms are stronger than that or persist, please contact a health professional to discuss.

Why do some people prefer topical magnesium over supplements?

Whether you're taking magnesium as a supplement in tablet, capsule or powder form, or as an antacid tablet to treat acid reflux, magnesium taken orally, especially at zoes over 350mg per day, can cause diarrhea, nausea and stomach cramping. Anyone with kidney issues should speak to a medical professional because compromised kidneys are not always able to excrete excess magnesium effectively.