A bad night’s sleep can impact every other piece of your health! When you are tired all the time, it’s hard to find the energy to exercise, to socialize, to take care of yourself, and to do the things you might normally enjoy. You may be moody and quality of life suffers.
Not only is lack of sleep uncomfortable, but it can have serious health consequences as well. Lack of sleep lowers your immune system, makes it harder to think and process information, may contribute to the development of chronic disease, and increases your risk of getting into an automobile accident.
The reasons why you may not be sleeping well are varied. It may be from stress, anxiety, sleep apnea, hormonal changes, hormonal imbalances, nightmares, or pain. Insomnia is a common concern seen during times of hormonal change, such as pregnancy and menopause.
As naturopathic doctors we work to understand the cause(s) of your sleep problems and address them in safe, gentle, natural ways. Natural therapies such as homeopathic remedies, nutritional and lifestyle support, botanical medicines, stress management, and weight loss techniques can all be effective in helping you get a good night’s sleep.