If you haven’t been sleeping so well lately, well — join the club. As I lay awake in the wee hours last night (I mean, this morning), calculating how long until I had to get up and try to function on too-little rest, I could almost feel the collective insomniac energy buzzing all around me, rippling out from my neighborhood and extending across the country. Or maybe I was just hallucinating from exhaustion. In any case, I vowed to finally try something I’ve been hearing about for ages and order the best magnesium supplement I could find — just as soon as I got a little sleep.
Up to half of all Americans are deficient in magnesium, a mineral that’s been shown to help alleviate stress and promote better sleep. This miracle mineral also has anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as possibly helping to ease depression, aid in weight loss, and offer a boost in energy. So it’s good timing for Natural Vitality, which boasts a full line of best-selling magnesium supplements, to be offering 25 percent off on all of their products, as well as free shipping on orders over $23. (Just use the code MOMCALM25 through May 31 to get the discount.)
Natural Vitality comes in powder (from $22.95) or gummy ($19.95) form; sprinkle the powder into 2-3 ounces of hot water to dissolve, then add the mixture to juice, a yummy smoothie, your favorite herbal tea, or even a bottle of water.
Besides starting magnesium supplements, I’m recommitting to daily meditation, something that’s fallen by the wayside during this quarantine. Natural Vitality has partnered with the Calm Meditation app, which helps many people unwind and de-stress, and is currently offering a $20 discount on Calm subscriptions when you buy their products, as well as a chance to win a completely free subscription.
Academy Award-winning actress Laura Dern (Big Little Lies, Marriage Story, Little Women) is the face of this partnership, and narrates a soothing bedtime story on the Calm app. “Quality sleep is so important to overall health and wellness, and during this stressful time, there are so many options to help people de-stress — from supplements, to meditation, to listening to a calming bedtime story,” says Dern.
With magnesium supplements and meditation, let’s hope we can all get some better rest soon!
Where to buy: From $22.95, Natural Vitality
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This story originally appeared on our sister site, First for Women.