Many people think of sleeplessness as just an annoyance but the truth is lack of sleep can be hazardous to your health.  Some studies have shown that lack of sleep can increase your risk of heart disease by as much as 48% and your risk of stroke by 15%.  In addition insomnia can cause interference with daily activities such as memory, performing calculations and reaction times.

Not getting enough sleep can result in more wrinkles.  At night your skin temperature rises which dilates blood vessels.  This delivers more oxygen to the skin and also stimulates the things necessary to promote collagen formation.  The result – possibly fewer wrinkles.  Not getting enough sleep may also result in weight gain.  When you sleep your body lowers the “eat-more’ (ghrelin) hormone and increases the “stop-eating” (leptin) hormone.

The reasons for loss of sleep are many; including stress, menopause, poor sleep habits and poor sleep surroundings.  Things that you can do to help you get to sleep and stay asleep (good sleep hygiene) include:

Aim for 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night.  You know you are getting enough when you can function in an alert state during desired waking hours.

If you find that these lifestyle changes are not working for you it might be time to consult a clinician to rule out medical problems, such as; thyroid abnormalities, allergies, anemia, restless leg syndrome, depression or sleep apnea.

Supplements to consider

Supplements to Consider:

Lifestyle Modifications: Exercise, Diet, Stress Management

Symptom Assessments:  Stress Inventory, Adrenal Fatigue Assessment, Low Thyroid Function.

28 Day Detoxification Plan – this is not a bowel cleanse but a “metabolic” cleanse to help your body’s systems re-align and start working the way they were intended.  You’ll feel the difference!

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