Did you know that some people wake up over 100 times at night and don’t realize they wake up at all? You might have also experienced the same. Insomnia, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome (RLS), and narcolepsy are some of the common sleep disorders. Irregular sleep and wake cycle, difficulty falling asleep, excessive daytime sleepiness, and irregular breathing are symptoms of sleep disorders. Interrupted sleep can leave a person tired, but is also vital to keeping you well. Poor quality sleep has long-term effects on your health, increasing your risk of numerous health problems, including:
A good night’s sleep removes all the trash that collects in your brain during the day and enables your body to restore itself more effectively.
Sleep is a critical factor for the immune system. It has a crucial role to play in keeping us well. During the day, our brain produces waste as it functions. So a good night’s sleep takes this garbage out. It essentially cleans up the brain. Thus, poor sleep exacerbates symptoms and erodes your health. Further, leaving insomnia untreated long-term can even increase the risk of heart disease, and stress disorders, and contribute to weight gain. That’s why you need the help of a doctor to treat sleep disorders.
Quality sleep depends on having the right hormones & neurotransmitters. It is a balancing act between adrenaline, reproductive hormones (especially progesterone), melatonin, and other neurotransmitters such as GABA and serotonin. At Progressive, we test their levels to let you know which may be out of a healthy range for good sleep. Knowing which hormone is off-balance in your body is crucial in creating an effective natural strategy to reset the button on sleep.
Natural therapies can be effectively used to enhance sleep and improve sleep quality. Current research suggests that drugs commonly used to treat insomnia may have negative side effects. IT might increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. That’s why we insist on using natural therapies to get your sleep chemicals back on track. By a restful and relaxing sleep, you will witness other positive effects too. It will improve brain health, decrease depression, and increase your energy levels!
A good night’s sleep sets you up for a productive day and greater health outcomes in the future. If you’d like to come in and talk with us, give us a call and schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve restful and relaxing sleep.