Sleep deprivation affects one in three people in the UK, according to the NHS.
Feeling grumpy and irritable are common signs of not getting enough sleep, but it could also cause serious health complications.
Regular poor sleep increases your risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity, the NHS added.
But, you could make it easier for yourself to get to sleep by taking magnesium supplements, it’s been claimed.
Magnesium supplements could help to fight fatigue and stress, according to natural health company, BetterYou.
Without enough magnesium, you risk a build-up of lactic acid, which leads to muscle aches, cramps and soreness, it added.
“Seven in 10 of us suffer from low levels of magnesium,” said BetterYou founder, Andrew Thomas.
“It’s a fact that we don’t get enough from our daily diet, and so a supplement that gets straight to where it’s needed is the way to recharge our systems.
“Supplementing magnesium transdermally [through the skin] is a superior way to absorb this mineral, and has been proven to work five times faster than tablets.
“As it is absorbed through the skin, it bypasses the digestive system straight into the body tissue, providing a fast and effective dose directly to where it is needed.”
Magnesium helps people to sleep by managing the body’s sleep cycle, BetterYou said.
People not achieving a restful night’s sleep should consider topping-up on magnesium supplements to regulate and restore the body, it added.
Alternatively, you can boost your magnesium levels by eating certain foods.
Leafy green vegetables, beans, nuts and whole grains are all packed full of the mineral.
If you’re struggling to get to sleep, try giving yourself enough time to wind down before bedtime, the NHS said.
Sleeping at regular times could programme the brain to get used to winding down at bedtime, it added.