Sleep is one of the fundamental necessities for bodily health, wellbeing, and mental health. Which poses a bit of a problem as we’re in the midst of incredible unrest and upheaval.

In fact, insomnia is now categorized as a “casualty of the COVID-19 crisis.”

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Unfortunately, without the proper amount of sleep, there are a few health concerns that may spring up including an increase in mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and substance abuse. On top of that, there’s an increase in both the risk and severity of “long-term disease or conditions, such as high blood pressure and heart disease.”

While these health scares are all serious enough to turn our heads, we haven’t even broached the topic of simply function day-to-day while slightly sleep-deprived. Finding energy to care for yourself — such as cooking healthy meals and staying physically active — is hard enough, but when add you haven’t gotten enough sleep or are suffering from insomnia, all of these things become laborious and maybe even impossible.

This is all to say that sleep is essential for a happy, healthy life!

Even though we’re facing incredibly stressful times, there are a few tips and tricks to getting a good night’s sleep. Prescription medications come with a whole laundry list of side effects that would turn your stomach, therefore looking for natural remedies is a great way to help your body get some sleep without dealing with unpleasant ramifications.

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One incredibly powerful sleep agent is magnesium!

While you can get plenty of magnesium from your diet — many plant-based foods are rich in this mineral! — you can also turn to magnesium-infused products such as lotions and sprays in order to get an extra dose!

Here are a few magnesium-based lotions to help you achieve some shut-eye!

1. ProSeed Holistic Wellness Vegan Herbal Magnesium Lotion

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This ProSeed Holistic Wellness Vegan Herbal Magnesium Lotion has all the goodies without any of the harsh chemicals! This product is vegan, non-GMO, all-natural, and is free of synthetic thickeners, colors, scents, SLS, detergents, sulfates, petroleum parabens, mineral oils, or glycols. It’s made with 100 percent therapeutic grade, pure, and organic essential oils. This formula is infused with 75 milligrams of magnesium to promote calm and help you get some shut-eye! On top of that, this mixture will also boost elasticity, encourages healthy skin tissue growth, and is a natural moisturizer. A 50-gram bottle costs $29.99.

Hilal says “I have to say that I loved this magnesium lotion. I felt immediate relief as I started applying the lotion to my skin. I use a small amount before I go to bed and my legs feel great. I purchased another magnesium lotion from a different brand and had an allergic reaction to it. My legs were itching badly. So I decided to give this brand a try and never had any allergy issue. I just want my lotion to last forever.”

2. BetterYou Natural Magnesium Sleep Lotion

BetterYou Natural Magnesium Sleep Lotion

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This BetterYou Natural Magnesium Sleep Lotion is clinically proven to improve sleep quality! This lotion is free of parabens, synthetic colors, and artificial fragrances, and is even safe for pregnancy. A 5-milliliter dose of his lotion offers 150 milligrams of optimally absorbable elemental magnesium. Combined with calming lavender and chamomile, this lotion is the perfect natural sleep aid. A 180-milliliter bottle costs $15.95.

Jayme McCrimmons says “This lotion is thick and moisturizing! I got it as I was having trouble sleeping towards the end of my pregnancy, and applied it each night to legs, arms, back and neck muscles. The smell is strong but pleasant and it stays on all night. I’ve recommended it to other mamas already! Great product.”

3. nfuse Magnesium Body Lotion Ultra Healing

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This nfuse Magnesium Body Lotion Ultra Healing offers a powerful dose of 110 milligrams of elemental magnesium per teaspoon! The magnesium has been sustainably sourced from the Dead Sea, plus this lotion is vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and free of mineral oils, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, silicone, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. Designed to help your body rest and restore, this lotion will also boost skin health with shea and cocoa butter! An 8-ounce bottle costs $14.99.

Richard D. Sanford says “This is the greatest lotion!!! It makes me feel so relaxed and makes my skin feels incredibly soft. I tried this after using the deodorant, which I really like too… it’s an easy way to get a dose of magnesium! As a practicing herbalist and health practitioner, I know how many people are deficient in magnesium. This product is genius! The lotion is not creamy… it’s actually kind of liquid-y which I didn’t know if I’d like. But it blends really well and actually absorbs in the skin quickly. Best of all, it makes you FEEL relaxed !! And I love all the scents… but my favorite is lavender and rosemary mint in the deodorant!”

4. Om Botanical Rejuvenating Magnesium Lotion

Om Botanical Rejuvenating Magnesium Lotion

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This Om Botanical Rejuvenating Magnesium Lotion is just that, rejuvenating! Along with a potent dose of magnesium sourced from the dead sea — 3000 milligrams per ounce — this lotion is infused with hydrating, replenishing agents such as mango butter, shea butter, comfrey, and aloe vera. This formula is great for post-workout muscle aches and cramps, as well as fatigue, insomnia, and even restless leg syndrome (RLS). A 6-ounce bottle costs $24.49.

Shannon V. says “Amazing product after using for just a week, the pain and stiffness in my legs are almost nonexistent. This lotion also helps me to relax as part of my sleep routine.”

5. Earthley Wellness Good Night Magnesium Lotion

Earthley Wellness Good Night Magnesium Lotion

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This Earthley Wellness Good Night Magnesium Lotion promotes what it doesn’t have and that’s harsh, chemically-derived ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, and fragrances. On the other hand, this lotion is vegan-friendly and organic! A great natural remedy for growing pains, constipation, restless legs, headaches, muscle cramps, and sleep troubles. This lotion offers a potent and calming dose of 200 milligrams of magnesium per teaspoon. A 4-ounce bottle costs $21.99.

Amazon Customer says “Great but be very careful where you apply it … no cuts nicks scratches or when straight out of a bath or when they are hot…the skin pores being open or any scrapes will be stinging the poor child for 20 minutes after you apply it … I’ve had to realize these very specific rules apply for this lotion since my daughter and son have cried out in pain. Screaming that it burns … however, it does work how it’s supposed to … we use it for my son’s muscle cramps or pain from growing fast he’s 3 and our daughter 2 years old to help her relax to sleep.”

6. NOW Solutions Magnesium Topical Spray

NOW Solutions Magnesium Topical Spray

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This NOW Solutions Magnesium Topical Spray offers a more potent and highly concentrated form of magnesium application than most magnesium lotions. The magnesium has been sourced from the ancient Zechstein seabed in the Netherlands guaranteeing a pure ingredient! About 4 sprays offers around 66 milligrams of elemental magnesium. This product is vegan-friendly, manufactured in a GMP facility, and is free of harsh chemicals and parabens! An 8-ounce bottle costs $11.11.

Naomi says “I initially ordered this product after researching magnesium deficiency and thinking the symptoms described me and my family. However, after further investigation, I learned that this product was good for easing the pain of sore muscles. I began using the product for that purpose with great results! I am a mom and often carry my toddler on my hip. Many nights my hip is sore and stiff. I spray NOW Magnesium on my hip and rub it in. Within minutes the soreness is eased and I can sleep pain-free. My husband LOVES this spry! He cares a very heavy back[pack for work often hiking many miles. His back and feet are often stiff and sore. I spray his back and feet before bed and run until the spray is absorbed. He feels better and sleeps well. I have also used this on my kids when they complain of “growing pains” in their feet and legs. Message this in and they feel better. We have not experienced stinging unless it gets in a cut. I recommend this product for pain management!”

7. VAL Lombardi Magnesium Cream

VAL Lombardi Magnesium Cream

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This VAL Lombardi Magnesium Cream is not only targeted to help you get some sleep but also promises to provide immediate pain relief with the uncomfortable cooling and warming sensations of most muscle creams. VAL Lombardi offers a high-quality mixture that contains 10 percent transdermal magnesium chloride sourced from the Ancient Zechstein Seabed in Northern Europe. This mixture bypasses the digestive system offering direct nutritional, nourishing support where its needed most in your body! This product is all-natural, vegan-friendly, not tested on animals, and is free of parabens and other harsh chemicals. A 4-ounce bottle costs $18.95.

Daphsam Photography & Art says “Great cream that I use at night before bed. It helps relax the muscles when I sleep. Sleeping is tough on the back so this is a big help. I have used this on a stiff neck and shoulder. Wonderful stuff!”

8. Pure Magnesium Oil Spray

Pure Magnesium Oil Spray

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Another magnesium spray for those that aren’t exactly lotion lovers! This Pure Magnesium Oil Spray uses a potent, all-natural, pure elemental magnesium chloride that is 100 percent absorbable. This spray will deliver the magnesium directly to the cellular level through your skin as its mind as a liquid in its ionic state. No bodily processing necessary! A great remedy for sore muscles, leg cramps, headaches, migraines, and insomnia. A 12-fluid ounce bottle costs $19.95.

Lynda says “My sons doctor told him to start taking magnesium because his fishing wrist started to hurt. Worked for him.. I tried it but the pill form gives me an upset stomach.. Decided to try this magnesium spray, a few squirts every night, rub it in. .even rubbed a bit into the bottom of a toe that’s been hurting.. almost feels like I broke it! But I have to say that my toe feels better, and a few other bodily things were bothering me have lessened. So I’m glad I’ve got the attitude of “It can’t hurt to try it”. glad I did! Also remember to read the PDF information that they give you, very interesting and helpful for ways and whys to use the spray! It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve been using the spray.”

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