Minerals that help trigger sleep

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If you are taking a multi-vitamin and still struggling to find great sleep, minerals could be just what you need. Each cell in our bodies is metabolically active - there is a delicate mineral balance that is happening both at rest and play. Minerals are moving passively as well as being pumped actively into cells all over our body, as and when they are needed.

What is coming in and out of each cell will impact how we feel, how we work and how we sleep.

Iron, magnesium, calcium, copper and zinc are the 'big 5' and chances are if you are battling to sleep, you aren't getting enough of these minerals.

Over the next few weeks we will be examining each mineral in more detail to unwrap-

  • How you can tell if you are mineral-deficient?
  • What foods are mineral-rich?
  • What supplements can be taken and what is the recommended daily dose?
  • What precautions need to be followed?

The Sealy 'sleep philosophy' includes concepts such as 'I love my bed', 'Real Productivity' and 'Eat Right, Sleep Tight'. It is a holistic plan that targets and destroys sleep thieves and helps you make informed decisions to get more out of your sleep so in turn you can get more out of your life.

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