Insomnia

Wake Up!! You Need to Sleep!

By August 8, 2012 No Comments
Lack of Sleep

Lack of Sleep has multiple consequences

It is the rare person that has excellent sleep.  If you do not have a sleeping issue, you probably know someone who does.  I have become aware of the magnitude of this problem because of my patients.  It is only through practicing that I now know one of the absolute basics to health and anti-aging is sleep.   Difficulty falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, frequent waking, depression, or waking up tired are all possible presentations of a sleeping problem.  Imperfect sleep has become so prevalent that many people do not seek medical help or mention it to their doctors.  Some have not experienced a good night’s sleep since childhood.  Others believe they have tried everything available and have just resigned to this way of life.  I urge you to seek medical assistance in getting a restful night’s sleep.

If the discomfort of walking around in a fog and fatigue are not enough of a reason to seek help, consider the more profound implications lack of sleep or insomnia has on your health; the immune system is compromised if the restorative phases of sleep are not happening, the body is unable to restore the cells and tissues if adequate quantity, and quality of sleep is lacking, and the aging process is accelerated if this occurs.

There are a number of factors that contribute to your restful night.  Sleep is regulated by the central nervous system.

This means your brain is responsible for allowing you to get the rest you need.  We are now offering a unique Neuro-Transmitter blood analysis to help determine the specific imbalance that allows for a more rapid and accurate treatment plan.  Benzodiazepenes; ( Xanax, Valium, Ativan, etc.) are of particular concern because they reduce the needed phases of sleep.  Naturopathic medicine aims to correct the underlying imbalances naturally, so that your sleep will support overall health and anti-aging.