Does magnesium help with sleep? Expert says probably not

By Cyrus Moulton

It’s the latest entry in the self-care, sleep-aid craze, taking over your TikTok feed and infusing a mocktail that has drawn the attention of the New York Times.   

But is magnesium really the solution to your insomnia? Northeastern University experts say it’s inconclusive … and it depends.

“Although it’s very popular, and it’s in the news a lot — it’s unlikely to cause harm, but it’s also just as likely that it may or may not be effective for sleep,” says Carla Bouwmeester, clinical professor of pharmacy and health systems science at Northeastern University. “A lot of the research, a lot of the clinical studies, have had very mixed results in terms of how well magnesium can help with sleep.”

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