– Falling asleep
– Staying asleep
– Not feeling rested after long hours of sleep
– Difficulty performing daily tasks
Between 50 and 70 million American adults have a sleeping disorder. Insufficient sleep creates short-term problems like decreased job productivity, difficulty focusing, low libido, and dangerous driving. Long-term ramifications of sleep disorders are related to chronic health conditions like pain, inflammation, weight gain, depression, anxiety, and autoimmune disease. Quality sleep is incredibly important for your body’s ability to recover and heal.
Poor sleep is a warning symptom that something has gone wrong in one or multiple organ system. It is important not only to address the symptom of low quality sleep, but figure out what is causing the sleep issue. Each issue relating to sleep dysfunction is different and needs a specialized treatment protocol. The treatment for someone not being able to fall asleep, versus someone who wakes up multiple times per night, is a different mechanism. The idea is not to just supplement with herbs or medications to help patients fall/stay asleep, but to find the cause, address it, and have your sleep peacefully returned.