7 Natural Sleep Aids that Work to Improve Sleep & Health

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2. Calcium for Relaxation

Did you know that calcium has an affect on our sleep cycle? It’s true.

According to the European Neurology Journal, calcium levels are at their highest during our deep rapid eye movement (REM) sleep periods. What this means is that if you never get to the REM sleep phase or if it’s limited, it could be related to a calcium deficiency. Researchers indicate that the calcium is important because it helps the cells in the brain use the tryptophan to create melatonin — a natural body-producing sleep aid.

A glass of warm goat’s milk kefir could do the trick by providing calcium and magnesium, both of which work best when consumed together.

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