Getting a good nights sleep allows the body to repair and recover from the days work. We encourage all patients to start getting to bed on time.
If you want to achieve the kind of results that will make you happier and healthier, do this for at least 3 months. Rest is essential for feeling better, looking better and living longer.
When you rest properly your body repairs, rebuilds and replaces billions of cells, detoxifies organs and restores functions for the next day.
Women need 7-8 hrs sleep per night. Men need 6-7 hrs per night. Children may need more.
If you are having sleep problems, whether you are not able to fall asleep, wake up too often, don’t feel well-rested when you wake up in the morning, or simply want to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep, ask us about the following techniques:
My current favorite for insomnia is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Most people can learn this gentle tapping technique in several minutes. EFT can help balance your body’s bioenergy system and resolve some of the emotional stresses that are contributing to the insomnia at a very deep level. The results are typically long lasting and the improvement is remarkably rapid.
Try a bedtime snack, but avoid grains, sugars and alcohol. Those will raise blood sugar and inhibit sleep. Later, when blood sugar drops too low (hypoglycemia), you may wake up and not be able to fall back asleep. Instead, try eating a protein snack which helps release a hormone (glucagon) to counteract insulin, keeping the blood sugar from dropping. Meat can provide the L-tryptophan needed to produce melatonin and serotonin. Small amounts of fruit can help tryptophan cross the blood-brain barrier.
Take a Mineral Supplement. Certain mineral combinations are known to relax the body and mind, increase oxygen flow to brain and stabilize blood sugar in the brain.
Have your adrenal glands checked. Scientists have found that Insomnia may be caused by adrenal stress (Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, August 2001; 86:3787-3794) Take home a test kit today.
Menopausal or peri-menopausal women need to check hormone levels. The hormonal changes at this time may cause problems if not properly addressed. Take home a test kit today.
Make certain you are exercising regularly. Exercising for at least 30 minutes everyday can help you fall asleep. However, don’t exercise too close to bedtime or it may keep you awake. Studies show exercising in the morning is the best.