The National Sleep Foundation recommends getting seven to nine hours of restful sleep a night. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has revealed that “persons experiencing sleep insufficiency are also more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, depression, and obesity, as well as from cancer, increased mortality, and reduced quality of life and productivity”.
So don’t feel guilty about sleeping—especially when it’s a necessity that comes with numerous benefits like increased energy, productivity, and even helping to prevent weight gain! Yea, that’s right…getting enough sleep can help you maintain a healthy weight! Research has shown that a lack of sleep can affect hormones such as leptin and ghrelin that are likely to cause an increase in appetite and therefore lead to weight gain. Many studies have shown an association between lack of sleep and higher Body Mass Index (BMI). And have you ever noticed the tendency to reach for comfort foods after a sleep-deprived night? Or the urge to turn to stimulants such as unhealthy sodas and energy drinks in order to compensate for fatigue? Clearly, we should all be trying to get those 7+ hours a night if we want to be our best selves.
Now that the benefits are clear, what if getting a good night’s rest isn’t all that easy? According to the CDC, an estimated 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder.
Though most people will only associate calcium in the diet with bone health, scientists and medical professionals know it is critical for much more than that. For instance, when calcium is not present in sufficient quantities in the body, muscle cramping can become frequent. And don’t we all know how a cramp in the leg or foot can seriously cramp our sleep cycle! The connection is so well established that taking a calcium supplement before bedtime is a common and effective way to promote most nighttime muscle relaxation. NeoLife Chelated Cal-Mag provides highly bioavailable calcium, magnesium and 1,000 IU vitamin D3 and features NeoLife’s exclusive double amino acid chelation to promote higher calcium and magnesium absorption.* Freaky fact: Findings published in the September 2009 issue of the journal Nutrition Research, equated low levels of vitamin D with a 150% increase in risk of death from all causes—in case you haven’t yet had the urge to say “pass the Cal-Mag ASAP.”
The nervous system coordinates all of the body’s voluntary and involuntary actions, including its ability to enter into the relaxed state needed for sleep. In fact, problems with the nervous system are often associated with sleeping disorders. Calcium is also essential for other critical body functions such as the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and transmitting impulses throughout the nervous system. NeoLife Chelated
Cal-Mag supports normal blood pressure, optimal nerve and muscle function and PMS!*
Sleep was built into us to happen every night for a reason, so make sure to catch your full ZZZ potential with Cal-Mag!
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