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Insomnia

Insomnia can be extremely debilitating and can have a serious impact on your quality of life.

 

Sleep is vitally important, not just for your energy levels throughout the day, but also for all the important physiological functions that are supposed to occur when we sleep. Good sleep is necessary for tissue repair, healthy immune function, hormonal and mood regulation among many other things.

People who suffer from insomnia often experience anticipatory anxiety before they attempt to sleep, as they worry that they might not be able to sleep, which in turn contributes to their insomnia. Heidi has had years of experience helping people to overcome their sleep issues and helping them to achieve restful and refreshing sleep.

Heidi would work with you to address the underlying causes of your insomnia. These may include:

Disruption of normal Circadian Rhythms

Shift work, travel across time zones, visual stimulation from screens altering melatonin levels

Medical
conditions

Reflux and indigestion, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain, arthritis, hyperthyroid, heart disease, ADHD, sleep apnoea, restless leg syndrome

Menopause
 

Hot flushes, night sweats
and anxiety

Psychiatric
disorders

Stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, dementia, post traumatic stress disorder

Other
hormonal fluctuations

High stress hormones, high levels of thyroid hormones,
low oestrogens

Dietary
 

High fat or high sugar diet, caffeinated drinks, alcohol, lack of exercise, food sensitivities, allergies, nutritional deficiencies and blood sugar disorders

The aim of naturopathic treatment is to help establish healthy sleep patterns which would then continue on, even once the remedies had finished.

 

Come in and see Heidi to treat your insomnia today.