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Between 50 and 70 million American adults have a sleeping disorder.

Insufficient sleep creates short term problems like decreased job productivity, difficulty focusing at work, 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.

Sleep is incredibly important for your body to be able to recover and heal.

Sleep is a warning symptom that something has really gone wrong in one or multiple organ system.  It is important not to address the symptom of 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 verses someone who wakes up multiple times per night is a different mechanism.  The idea is not to just supplement to fall asleep with herbs or medications.  It is important to find the cause, then address the issues, and the sleep should be fixed as a result. read more