A Doctor Spills How To Achieve Deep Sleep Without The Morning Grogginess

mbg Founder & Co-CEO By Jason Wachob
mbg Founder & Co-CEO
Jason Wachob is the Founder and Co-CEO of mindbodygreen and the author of Wellth.
Robert Rountree and mindbodygreen's Magnesium: How to Reach Deep, Dream-Like Sleep

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By now, you've probably heard rumblings about mbg's first supplement line, which was released earlier this year. Its six products target the health issues that we've seen our audience struggle with the most over the years, from poor digestion to chronic stress. One supplement in particular that has been met with particularly rave reviews is magnesium+, which is designed to promote deeper, more restorative sleep.*

To develop the product, mbg worked with Thorne, the leading manufacturer of science-backed supplements, and functional medicine doctor Robert Rountree, M.D. I recently had Rountree on the mindbodygreen podcast so we could talk through ins and outs of our targeted solution for more restful sleep. Here's the behind-the-scenes look at how it works that won't find on the landing page:

The inside scoop on magnesium+.

Rountree explained on the podcast that the quality of your sleep is more important than the quantity of hours. "It's not the total hours you're in bed; it's how much deep sleep and REM sleep you're getting," he tells me. 


The deep and restorative sleep you've always dreamt about*

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So our magnesium+ supplement was formulated to help people do more than just fall asleep, but actually stay asleep. Here's how it works: When you take two magnesium+ capsules 30 to 60 minutes before bed, one published study has shown that the formula can reduce stress and calm neurotransmitter hyperactivity. Once you fall asleep, it helps you stay asleep longer, as other published studies show it reduces the stress of the nervous system and promotes a steady state of relaxation.

And in the morning, you won't wake up with that dreaded, groggy "hangover" (a feeling many people experience from other sleep medications or supplements). Instead, you'll wake up feeling refreshed, as a published study shows how the specific strain of magnesium we used supports a healthy cellular circadian rhythm and a natural sleep cycle.*

Tune in to this episode to hear the entire process of creating our magnesium+ in full. You'll hear firsthand why we chose each targeted ingredient, as well as how each extract promotes better-quality sleep and a refreshed wake-up. 

Prepare to get the deep sleep you dream about. As Rountree notes, "You want to wake up feeling like something really beneficial happened. Like you had the best massage of your life."


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