Insomnia is a fairly common sleep disorder in which the afflicted is unable to fall asleep, stay asleep, or fall back to sleep after waking up. It’s often characterized by strong feelings of fatigue upon waking and throughout the day despite going to bed at a reasonable hour. How common is insomnia? About 10% of US adults suffer from chronic insomnia while as many as 40% exhibit brief symptoms of insomnia.
Symptoms may include:
- Waking up too early
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Daytime tiredness
- Difficulty paying attention or focusing
- Anxiety, depression, and irritability
A lack of quality of sleep can have wide-ranging and far-reaching health consequences. From heartburn to low testosterone and ED, poor sleep quality really does affect every facet of your life. Insomnia most often occurs when a person’s circadian rhythms are thrown off kilter. This can happen from a travel-heavy schedule where you are frequently switching time zones so your body can’t adjust. It can result from eating too late at night so your body is busy digesting rather than sleeping. It can even result from spending too much time in front of lit screens before attempting to fall asleep.
At Flow Natural Health Care, we always start with getting a big picture of your current health status. We don’t believe in simply treating symptoms. We prefer a comprehensive health plan that addresses that patient’s overall diet and habits to hopefully solve the root issues causing the insomnia. Some of these root causes of insomnia are:
- Excessive alcohol or drug use
- Stress from daily life or a traumatic event
- Travel schedule
- Hormone irregularities
- Stimulants like caffeine or nicotine
- Poor sleep habits
Some of the most common naturopathic treatments for insomnia include an increase in exercise, a change in diet, and an alteration of sleep habits.
At Flow Natural Health Care, the #1 naturopathic insomnia treatment facility in Portland and the greater surrounding area, our team of dedicated and experienced practitioners will take the time to listen through your symptoms, diagnose underlying health problems, and work with you to resolve them in a healthy and sustainable way.