Sleep issues and magnesium? - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 06-01-2012, 07:09 PM - Thread Starter
bluedaisy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 756
Mentioned: 22 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)

3.5 yo DD has had numerous sleep issues - these days she often wakes in teh middle of the night and tosses and turns for an hour or two and has a hard time settling back into sleep.


I recently read magnesium deficiency can cause sleeplessness - has anyone had any experience with supplementing with magnesium or adding more magnesium rich foods to help their children with sleep?

Loving wife to DH and
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
mama to DD (11/08) and DS (2/12) and expecting another little boy (4/15)
bluedaisy is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 06-02-2012, 07:07 PM
anjsmama's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 490
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I started supplementing DS (3 y/o 9 months) with magnesium around 3.5 y/o because of sleeplessness and pain in his knees during sleep (I was previously giving him epsom salt baths in the middle of the night!), dark circles under his eyes... either it's very effective or there's magic floating in the air around here because he's been sleeping 8pm-7am like never before and no longer complains about his legs! I don't love supplementation so I am hoping to do this in a more diet-focused way soon, but I just don't have the time or energy at present.

sleepytime.gifjog.gifSleepy, running, wife to superhero.gif DH 08/09 -  Mama to jog.gif DS 8/08 & love.gif DD 1/11

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare. " - Japanese Proverb


anjsmama is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 17,736

31 members and 17,705 guests
babydoulajo , Beth D , Bow , Dakotacakes , Deborah , Dovenoir , emmy526 , girlspn , hillymum , JoyfamMama , kathymuggle , Kelleybug , klutzz , lisak1234 , LLtheTinkerbell , Lydia08 , mama24-7 , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , NCIS4Ever2001 , rubelin , Saladd , Shmootzi , Skippy918 , sren , TheChainedAngel , worthy , zebra15
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.