Do you suffer from Insomnia? Or the eyes pinging open half way through the night and you cannot get back to sleep for the life of you? Or are you the type to drift off and stay in that light sleep phase where you just toss and turn all night? We suggest this could be a sign you may need to top up those Magnesium levels.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Magnesium is one of the 24 essential vitamins and minerals and plays a critical role in the body for everyday function along with regulating neurotransmitters such as serotonin (the happy hormone), Dopamine and GABA. Keeping our magnesium levels up promotes better sleep, stabilises our mood and keeps our stress and anxiety in check. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Magnesium plays a role in supporting deep sleep by maintaining healthy levels of GABA. What is GABA? It is a neurotransmitter in our body that promotes sleep, It is an amino acid that blocks certain messages to the brain and decreases activity in your nervous system having a natural calming effect and in turn reducing levels of fear, stress and anxiety.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fun Fact: The only foods that contain GABA are fermented foods such as kim chi, miso and tempeh.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The magic mineral (magnesium) is the backbone to some pretty important processes in our body to ensure we are nodding off and getting that deep restorative sleep we all need (and crave), a few sprays on your feet and stomach at night can be the answer to ensuring you get to sleep quickly, stay asleep for the night and are waking feeling refreshed!