When NOT to Take Magnesium for Sleep and Anxiety

Magnesium is often helpful for anxiety and insomnia, but sometimes you might not need it. Find out when it's a good idea NOT to take magnesium and what might help instead.

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The Benefits of Magnesium Glycinate:
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0:00 Introduction: When NOT to take magnesium
0:37 Sleep and magnesium
2:16 The best sources of magnesium
3:13 Problem-solving when trying to fall asleep
4:11 Is melatonin healthy?
6:20 Can fasting affect sleep?
7:00 What if you can't stay asleep?
9:51 The best magnesium glycinate

Let's take a look at magnesium for sleep or anxiety and when you may need to try something else instead. Sometimes, low magnesium is not the cause of your anxiety or sleep problems, and taking it can even worsen your symptoms.

The second part of sleep is called REM sleep. People with higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol tend to wake up around 2:00 am during REM sleep. Magnesium will not fix this problem because the high cortisol levels are not caused by low magnesium.

Stress and lack of exercise can cause poor sleep. Exercise, long walks, and physical labor can reduce stress and improve sleep.

If you find that you have difficulty getting to sleep because of racing thoughts and overthinking, you may be low in vitamin B1. Carbs, sugar, and caffeine can deplete vitamin B1. Taking B1 before bed can provide an immediate sense of calmness. Always choose a natural B1 supplement, not synthetic.

Instead of taking a melatonin supplement, it can be more beneficial to address why you do not have enough melatonin in the first place. Melatonin is inhibited by blue light. Darkness and infrared light recharge melatonin, so try getting sunlight or sitting by a fire.

Vitamin D before bed can help you sleep. Magnesium will not work if you're very low in vitamin D and vice versa.

If you're new to fasting and you go to bed hungry, it can interfere with your sleep. If fasting triggered your sleep problem, scale back, and begin fasting more gradually over time. Try incorporating more carbs at your last meal and increasing your carb intake to 50 grams per day.

Having plenty of sea salt on keto and intermittent fasting is vital. Salt causes your body to retain fluid, so not only will it help you sleep, but it can also help prevent waking to use the bathroom.

If you do need magnesium, try taking magnesium glycinate to help support sleep and reduce anxiety.

Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 58, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.

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Dr. Eric Berg received his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1988. His use of "doctor" or "Dr." in relation to himself solely refers to that degree. Dr. Berg is a licensed chiropractor in Virginia, California, and Louisiana, but he no longer practices chiropractic in any state and does not see patients so he can focus on educating people as a full-time activity, yet he maintains an active license. This video is for general informational purposes only. It should not be used to self-diagnose and it is not a substitute for a medical exam, cure, treatment, diagnosis, prescription, or recommendation. It does not create a doctor-patient relationship between Dr. Berg and you. You should not make any change in your health regimen or diet before first consulting a physician and obtaining a medical exam, diagnosis, and recommendation. Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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Thanks for watching! I hope this helps you fix your sleep problems with or without magnesium. I'll see you in the next video.

Dave McKinnon
 

  • @cupidsworld says:

    130 down! Been here for 4 years! Thank you Dr Berg!!

  • @vy5922 says:

    I am taking Mg and ashwagandha before sleep, not mixing all other supplements that I take daily and it works so far. Thank you Dr.Berg

  • @gisela1074 says:

    Everything you said is me!

  • @fidelcatsro6948 says:

    Dr Berg notes:
    Sometimes, low magnesium is not the cause of your anxiety or sleep problems, and taking it can even worsen your symptoms.

    The second part of sleep is called REM sleep. People with higher levels of adrenaline and cortisol tend to wake up around 2:00 am during REM sleep. Magnesium will not fix this problem because the high cortisol levels are not caused by low magnesium.

    Stress and lack of exercise can cause poor sleep. Exercise, long walks, and physical labor can reduce stress and improve sleep.

    If you find that you have difficulty getting to sleep because of racing thoughts and overthinking, you may be low in vitamin B1. Carbs, sugar, and caffeine can deplete vitamin B1. Taking B1 before bed can provide an immediate sense of calmness. Always choose a natural B1 supplement, not synthetic.

    Instead of taking a melatonin supplement, it can be more beneficial to address why you do not have enough melatonin in the first place. Melatonin is inhibited by blue light. Darkness and infrared light recharge melatonin, so try getting sunlight or sitting by a fire.

    Vitamin D before bed can help you sleep. Magnesium will not work if you’re very low in vitamin D and vice versa.

    If you’re new to fasting and you go to bed hungry, it can interfere with your sleep. If fasting triggered your sleep problem, scale back, and begin fasting more gradually over time. Try incorporating more carbs at your last meal and increasing your carb intake to 50 grams per day.

    Having plenty of sea salt on keto and intermittent fasting is vital. Salt causes your body to retain fluid, so not only will it help you sleep, but it can also help prevent waking to use the bathroom.

    If you do need magnesium, try taking magnesium glycinate to help support sleep and reduce anxiety.

    Thank you Dr Berg!
    😺👍

  • @mekman4 says:

    Good morning and thank you.

  • @bettypisiakowski2148 says:

    I’ve been taking magnesium and D3k2 for 2 weeks.. I was waking up 2-3am for hours.. 5 hrs sleep max.. exhausted.. heart palpable 62 yrs old.. no gallbladder 😞added more magnesium to my diet and magnesium and d3 k2 3:47 at bedtime. Now I’m sleeping much better.. I’ve only woke up twice in the middle of the night.. and I was able to fall back to sleep.. I definitely recommend it.. I haven’t been able to exercise because of the heart palpitations but I have been able to start 2 mile walks again.. sprouted pumpkin seeds from Costco.. avacado.. beans.. coconut water.. . Arugula..Olive oil from Israel… I also needed to fix my diet. I can’t thank you enough Dr Berg. God bless you

    • @Mathilda2zero says:

      Costco cures everything.

    • @sheiladale6802 says:

      Loved “ olive oil from Israel” ❤️

    • @chaz9808 says:

      There could be a million different reasons for your sleeping issues lol

    • @mar8851 says:

      Teraz oliwa z izraela ? Żart. Hiszpańska to tak.​@@sheiladale6802

    • @marleyphipps296 says:

      @@chaz9808magnesium is involved in dozens of enzymatic processes in our bodies it is absolutely going to make a difference in anyone’s life if they decide to try it. Every single person I’ve recommended magnesium and coconut water to has experienced great relief from a wide variety of symptoms including restless legs, cramps, anxiety and sleep issues. Magnesium is beneficial at combatting stress so that in itself is going to aid sleep as stress is a huge contributor to sleep disorders

  • @cynthiakendall3313 says:

    I am taking Mg for unexplained muscle and nerve pain. It has helped with both but I also have perks; sleeping better and bowel movements.

  • @johngarvin8888 says:

    Magnesium L-Threonate anti anxiety, muscle relaxer,and anti depression .❤

  • @michelprevost9479 says:

    Since I take magnesium glycinate, Vit. K2D3 and a complex B just before going to bed, I don’t have insomnia anymore.

  • @slane_design says:

    Dr Berg you are my Primary Care Physician! Better than any doctor or Np!

  • @ELCAPATAZ says:

    Dr. Berg,
    You don’t look a day over 30! Thank you for the wonderful advice!

  • @lindahedley9049 says:

    I was advised to take magnesium for leg cramps which I have suffered from for years, it’s transformed my life no more cramps

  • @gustywind-de7xb says:

    The fact that we get free medical videos from Dr Berg on YouTube is priceless.., keeping the education and knowledge alive. 👍

  • @katyloveschloe says:

    I know someone who has really bad sleep and anxiety, and she recommended me this Magnesium Glycinate…

  • @javierruizleon says:

    My wife and I do Keto/Carnivore with Intermitted Fasting, just added Magnesium Glycinate with Vitamin D3 before bed, game changer, deep sleep, a lot of times I am completely refreshed and ready for work after 6-7 hours of sleep, and the Lucid dreams are insane.

    • @nevastrong2850 says:

      The dreams are sometimes really vivid & intense. If I could write them out mine could literally be a mini-series of crazy. 😝

  • @qweenlyco says:

    I love you for this one! This answers the other issue! The first is the nutrition. I slept all night last night because I didn’t take Vitamin D before bed. I took Vitamin B1. I slept all night. I am so happy and I feel rejuvenated. I am so grateful!

  • @100Arfan says:

    Its sad that most people are unware that they are buying the low quality magnesium oxide rather than glycinate

  • @Myco777 says:

    Make sure it’s magnesium glycinate and not the other magnesium. Since I bought the glycinate type sleep is much improved. Will add the B1

  • @madelinemelocriollo1092 says:

    Currently going through a bunch of stuff with my special needs kids. I have 3. (PANDAS/PANS, Autism and the other fun stuff OCD,ADHD) fun how it all gets lumped up together but MTHFR (which really is a mother f***ker) seems to be a problem for us and magnesium is something I have to learn about because it has helped me myself with migraines and other things but I myself am so dis-regulated due to insane stress levels that getting my thoughts collected is an issue. I want to thank you so much for your content and sense of humor because I always go back and listen to your videos to help me with our crazy lifestyle here at home. It has helped tremendously and given me some help for myself… I just keep getting back to my terrible habits lol but I always feel good when I follow keto and intermittent fasting.. I just keep using stress as my excuse to cheat 😅… anyway I love your videos and your content…. wish all practitioners who are in insurance plans thought and did the research like you. Hopefully one day we move away from the corruption that is our health care system and food industry and start the process to actual healthcare and nutrition.

  • @patricialawrence7459 says:

    I bought magnesium from Walmart. I was eating healthy and working out daily, after giving up caffeine, sugar, breads & cereals, and carbonated drinks. Consistently lost 1 or 2 lbs a week, but still had a gut that wouldn’t decrease. When I found out that all 6 vitamins I was taking had cellulose. And the magnesium even contained talc they all went to trashcan and my gut shrank as fast as my energy increased.

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