How important is sleep,.... really?
We now know that sleep is directly associated with health and is essential to preventing and curing most chronic health conditions. Sleep deprivation can cause major disruption within the entire body's systems and sleep problems are a major contributor to such problems such as:
- Fatigue, and Adrenal exhaustion
- Impaired memory
- Loss of ability to think creatively
- Decreased productivity
- Job dis-satisfaction
- Sense of joylessness
- Weight gain
- Female Hormone Imbalances
- Male Hormone Imbalances
- Digestive problems
Can you pass the test?
If you suspect that you may have a significant sleep problem, here are a few questions to ask yourself. A positive test is answering 2 or more of these questions with a "yes"
1) Do you struggle to sleep at night?
2) Do you struggle to stay awake during the day?
3) Do you want to stop taking sleep medications?
4) Do you rely on caffeine to get through your day?
5) Do you find yourself irritable or moody?
6) Are you having trouble thinking as clearly as you once did?
7) Are you unable to lose weight despite your best efforts?
If you are suffering from actual insomnia, issues with your body clock being out of balance, or other sleep related problems - it can all lead to sleep deprivation and the development of chronic diseases, some of which can be quite serious; such as impaired thinking, loss of ability to control insulin and blood sugar, increased inflammatory processes that may contribute to heart disease, and the risk of accidents can increase as the body is less able to function.
How can I get better sleep?
It is possible to get better sleep by addressing the cause of your sleep disruptions. Making enough time in your routine for adequate sleep is not always enough to fix the problem. The long term benefits of getting proper sleep are profound and can include improved mood and mental performance and overal decreased risk of developing chronic disease.
Our doctors provide individualized assessments and treatments to help you get better sleep! If you are ready to get to the bottom of your sleep problems and sleep like a baby,
Naturopathic health care with compassionate integrative doctors who understand your unique medical needs.