I've already written about the link between magnesium deficiency and insomnia - particularly for those also suffering from restless leg syndrome.
It's quite concerning therefore, to read about a Gallup poll that found magnesium consumption decreases as we age - apparently, 79% of adults over the age of 55 are eating less than the recommended dietary allowance of magnesium.
Magnesium and calcium are thought to strongly influence the quality of our sleep - so make sure you're eating a healthy, balanced diet.
Fish rich in magnesium:
Fruits rich in magnesium:
Grains rich in magnesium:
Raw oat bran
Whole wheat flour
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For more information, and to see the exact levels of magnesium in specific foods, hit the source links below.
Last updated: July 5, 2013