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Get your Vitamin dose for a Good Night’s sleep

  • 10 May 2016
  • By Shveta Bhagat
Get your Vitamin dose for a Good Night’s sleep

The magic pill for good sleep is not any sleeping pill but vitamins that can balance your body and fix your sleep struggle at a deeper level. No more tossing about in bed. So junk the quick fixes and adopt the right way by enhancing your sleep quality with the right vitamins that assist your body in its natural functioning. Sometimes all we need is to restore the vitamins and minerals in our body to resume a good night’s sleep and ban the blues.

Here are some vitamins your body may be craving if you find yourself restless at night-

1) Vitamin D
This vitamin helps in many ways. It is also known to keep depression and lethargy at bay. It can influence both sleep quality and sleep quantity. Vitamin D is critical to the body’s mental and physical function. It assists the body in absorbing calcium and phosphorus, and contributes to bone health. Overall strength can ensure you sleep more deeply as well. Shortage of this vitamin seems to cause excessive daytime sleepiness. While Sun is the best source, the supplement is important to correct an imbalance.

2) Melatonin
Melatonin is produced by a pea-sized gland in the middle of your brain called the pineal gland. When your circadian rhythms are disrupted, your body produces less melatonin and disrupts sleep. Melatonin helps people fall asleep faster and stay asleep, experience less restlessness, and prevent daytime fatigue. Just ensure to have only a very small dose— typically 0.25 mg or 0.5 mg as more than that can reverse the effect as well. Natural foods like sour cherries have it too.

3) Potassium
Potassium is an essential mineral salt that is sometimes referred to as the "good salt." It's most commonly known for its role in blood pressure regulation, and it works synergistically with magnesium to improve sleep, among other things. As an electrolyte, potassium is a positive charged ion that must maintain a certain concentration in order to carry out its functions, which includes interacting with sodium to help control nerve impulse transmission, muscle contraction and heart function; all key to good sleep. A lot of green vegetable also comprise this vitamin; broccoli, lettuce, spinach, avocado.

4) Magnesium
Magnesium helps us relax and release stress. Lack of it can cause depression and insomnia. Magnesium threonate is likely one of the best sources as it penetrates cell membranes, including the mitochondria, which results in higher energy levels. Additionally, it also penetrates the blood-brain barrier and seems to do wonders to treat and prevent dementia, depression and sleep. It can also be found in leafy vegetables, nuts, seeds and some kinds of fish.


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