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The #1 Best Supplement to Take at Bedtime, Says Dietitian

If you struggle to get an adequate amount of sleep at night, you're not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 35% of Americans get fewer than seven hours of sleep at night on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it's not just grogginess in the morning you can look forward to after a night of lackluster sleep—inadequate sleep can predispose you to everything from high blood pressure to heart disease . However, if you're looking to improve the quality and duration of your sleep, you only need look as far as the supplement aisle at your local drugstore. "In my opinion, the best supplement to take before bedtime is magnesium ," says Megan Byrd, RD , registered dietitian and founder of The Oregon Dietitian . "It's a crucial nutrient in many bodily functions, and is utilized in every organ! Magnesium is great for promoting healthy sleep and helps to relax the body. It can also help prevent leg cramping at night, too."