Insomnia and Restless Leg Syndrome
Are you tired of tossing and turning at night? Do you wake up at night, looking at the clock, and counting the number of hours that you have left before the alarm goes off? Do you dread going to bed every night because it will probably be another sleepless night?
You are not alone!
Frustrations with poor sleep are all too common. Sleep medications can work for a short time but often lose their effectiveness, or have bad side effects. Sometimes medications don’t work at all…then what do you do?
You suffer, your relationships are strained, your work performance decreases allowing depression to set in. Your mental health begins to decline.
You don’t have to take it anymore. There are real solutions.
If you want to know how to get to the underlying cause then you have to know the reason you can’t sleep in the first place. Medications just don’t address the underlying problems. They are, at best, covering up your symptoms.
There are several very common problems that can rob you of a satisfying nights sleep…
#1: An area in the brain known as the Midbrain can be over firing (sending out to many nerve signals). The midbrain (mesencephalon) is a small area of the brain partly responsible for keeping you awake. The midbrain should be sending out the most signals during the day and at the lowest amount in the middle of the night.
If this “wakefulness” area of the brain is "over-firing", you will often wake up throughout the night. Oh, by the way, those with a high firing mid-brain often have chronic discomfort or pain in their legs - called Restless Leg Syndrome. Let’s face it…when you sleep…your body recharges and heals. If your brain doesn’t know how to slow down and drift into dreamland (and stay there all night), you could be facing more problems than just poor sleep.
#2: Your Adrenal Glands (small hormone producing glands on top of your kidneys) may not be working properly. If your adrenal glands don’t produce enough cortisol or too much cortisol, you have blood sugar issues, and this will either cause you to wake up a lot during the night or not be able to fall asleep.
#3: Hormones imbalances (Thyroid, Testosterone, Estrogen, Progresterone and others) can play havoc with your sleep patterns and must be evaluated as part of a comprehensive approach.
#4: Immune system problems, digestive disorders, and other metabolic imbalances can all lead to problems with sleep. Any of these can leave you anxious, unable to relax and yet chronically tired.
Bottom line: We must address both the metabolic and neurologic reason you are unable to sleep. Has anyone else ‘really’ done this for you? If so, you shouldn’t need to read this now. We leave no stone unturned when it comes to evaluating your condition, rooting out the problems, and delivering a comprehensive solution to correct everything possible.
Imagine what your life will be like when you can wake up refreshed and bubbling over with energy! Nobody wants to rely on drugs that often don’t work over time and can leave with all kinds of side effects. At best you may sleep, but what is the real underlying cause of your sleep problems?
Wouldn’t it be nice to know why you can’t sleep?
There was a point in your life that you slept like a baby. You woke up knowing your mind and body had gotten the recuperative rest it needed. You could then charge forward and have a productive enjoyable day. But, something changed. We need to find out “what happened” and do everything possible to fix it.
Brain Based Therapy (BBT) and Science Based Nutrition allows us to target and address the metabolic and neurological reasons you can’t get a good nights sleep.
Once you have this information, you have power, you can take charge of this extremely important area of your life.