Importance of Sleep & How a RMT Can Help

Hello lovely readers! My name is Mariah Wong and I’m a Registered Massage Therapist, with a passion for helping people feel their best. As a massage therapist, I believe that sleep is one of the most important components of a healthy lifestyle. It is essential for maintaining good health and well-being. However, many people underestimate the importance of sleep and the role it plays in our overall health. In this blog post, I want to discuss the importance of sleep when starting your health journey, the benefits of magnesium, and the role massage can play in improving sleep quality.

Firstly, let’s talk about sleep. Sleep is critical for the proper functioning of the body. It allows the body to rest and repair itself, which is essential for maintaining good health. Sleep also plays a vital role in mental health, as it helps to regulate mood and improve cognitive function. Unfortunately, many people do not get enough sleep, and this can have significant implications for their health.

If you’re starting your health journey, one of the best things you can do for your body is to prioritize sleep. Getting enough sleep every night is critical for achieving your health goals. In fact, studies have shown that people who get less than seven hours of sleep per night are more likely to be overweight or obese, have diabetes, high blood pressure, and other chronic health conditions. On the other hand, people who get enough sleep tend to have more energy, better mental health, and a healthier body weight.

Now, let’s talk about magnesium. Magnesium is an essential mineral that plays a role in over 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It is crucial for maintaining healthy bones, muscles, and nerves, and it also helps to regulate heart rhythm and blood sugar levels. Additionally, magnesium is known to help promote relaxation and reduce stress, making it an excellent choice for people who struggle with sleep.

Research has shown that magnesium supplementation can improve sleep quality, especially in people with insomnia. In fact, one study found that people who took magnesium supplements for eight weeks reported better sleep quality and reduced symptoms of insomnia. Another study found that magnesium supplementation helped to improve sleep efficiency and reduce the time it took to fall asleep.

As a massage therapist, I have also seen the benefits of massage for improving sleep. Massage is a form of therapy that can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, making it an effective tool for improving sleep quality. Research has shown that massage therapy can increase the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps to regulate mood and sleep.

In one study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, researchers found that massage therapy improved sleep quality in patients with fibromyalgia. Another study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that massage therapy improved sleep quality and reduced fatigue in patients with insomnia.

In conclusion, prioritizing sleep is critical when starting your health journey. Getting enough sleep can help to improve your overall health and well-being, and it can also help you achieve your health goals. Additionally, incorporating magnesium and massage into your routine can help to promote relaxation and improve sleep quality. As a massage therapist, I am passionate about helping my clients achieve better sleep and overall health, and I believe that prioritizing sleep, along with incorporating magnesium and massage, is an essential component of any health journey.

Tune in next week for my blog post on Magnesium supplements and their differences. Follow along @mariahwongrmt on instagram or Massage by Mariah on facebook for notifications on new blog posts.

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