The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial

@inproceedings{Abbasi2012TheEO,
  title={The effect of magnesium supplementation on primary insomnia in elderly: A double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial},
  author={Behnood Abbasi and Masud Kimiagar and Khosro Sadeghniiat and Minoo M. Shirazi and Mehdi Hedayati and Bahram Rashidkhani},
  booktitle={Journal of research in medical sciences : the official journal of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Nearly 50% of older adults have insomnia, with difficulty in getting to sleep, early awakening, or feeling unrefreshed on waking. With aging, several changes occur that can place one at risk for insomnia, including age-related changes in various circadian rhythms, environmental and lifestyle changes, and decreased nutrients intake, absorption, retention, and utilization. The natural N-methyl-D-aspartic acid (NMDA) antagonist and GABA agonist, Mg(2+), seems to play a key role in the… CONTINUE READING

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