For most, insomnia is just a small piece of a much bigger picture. Anxiety, poor coping skills, blood sugar abnormalities, unhealthy food choices, extra weight, lack of an evening routine, unresolved mental-emotional conflicts, and poor detoxification strongly effect the body and contribute to poor sleep quality and chronic insomnia.
Finding and supporting the unique aspects of a person’s life and physiology provides solid and long term direction. Your quality of life and sleep are intimately related. The health of one clearly reflects the health of the other.
Proper sleep hygiene is a important foundational piece. It sets the body up for success. Other therapeutic considerations for insomnia include botanical medicine, craniosacral therapy, homeopathy, stress management skills, and appropriate serotonin/melatonin cofactors or precursors (supplements).
Meet with your natural healthcare provider to help navigate the options to find the best fit for you. A patient with chronic pain and acid reflux who comes into the office for insomnia will benefit from natural therapeutics that address their pain and digestion. A patient who is overworked, depleted, and constantly worrying will respond beautifully to hormonal and nervous system support. The path to reestablishing restful sleep is an individualized process. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. Natural sleep support including remedies and lifestyle modifications provide safe longterm solutions.
I have attached our clinic’s handout for “A Good Night’s Sleep”. This document provides information on the foundational habits that promote a healthy nights sleep. Along with the suggested general recommendation provided in this handout, individualized remedies and lifestyle recommendations provided by you natural healthcare professional .
Please enjoy yourself and pass along to those who would benefit from some restful sleep.
Dr. Raina Lasse, ND
*This article is not intended to treat of diagnosis illness.