Does MSM Cause Insomnia?

Does MSM Cause Insomnia

You are here because you are wondering "Does MSM cause insomnia?" If you are in a rush, the quick answer is yes, MSM can cause insomnia in some people. 

In this short article, I will explain the reasons why MSM can cause insomnia, and how you can avoid it.

So without further ado, let's get started!

What is MSM?

If you are new to MSM, it's basically an organic sulfur that's naturally found in plants, foods, animals and humans. It's a popular supplement for people suffering from arthritis and other joint problems.

Besides being good for joints, MSM is also believed to help increase energy, improve hair, nail and skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and strengthen immune system.

Of course, there is no such thing as a perfect supplement that's without flaws. MSM can cause insomnia. Some other side effects include gastrointestinal problems, headaches, and dizziness. 

Fortunately, many of these side effects are temporary and will eventually go away. These side effects can also be minimized and even avoidable all together by following the tips below.

I've taken MSM since 2016 and the unpleasant side effect I've experienced were gastrointestinal upset and insomnia. This doesn't mean you will also experience insomnia. Keep in mind that since everyone is different, our bodies are going to react differently. So some may experience insomnia while other may not.

Reasons why MSM can cause insomnia

  1. Taking more MSM than recommended 
  2. Taking MSM too close to bedtime
  3. Taking inferior or low quality MSM product. I personally use