A peaceful night’s sleep is important for allowing the body to reset. While you are off in dreamland, your body is hard at work fixing and repairing vital functions throughout the whole system. Lack of sleep can disrupt your life in more ways than one. Your brain relays on sleep to form new pathways for learning and memory. A night of poor sleep can interfere with your ability to make decisions, cause “foggy brain”, disrupt emotions and behavior. The brain is not the only thing affected by poor sleep, obesity, immune health, hormones, blood pressure, growth and development all depend on a good night’s rest.
There are numerous causes that contribute to insomnia. Anxiety, sleep apnea, poor sleep hygiene, caffeine consumption, and low blood glucose levels are just a few culprits. Botanical’s such as chamomile or Valerian tea an hour before bed can help relax the nervous system for people that tend to be slightly anxious at bedtime. Physical medicine, such as Progressive Muscle Relaxation (PMR) and biofeedback breathing techniques can also have overwhelming benefits to calm the body and mind. Medical interventions, such as, sleep studies and CPAP devices may also be necessary.
At The Center for Integrative Wellness, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Mullane take an individualized approach to all their patients. After reviewing and discussing a thorough intake form of your history, they will problem solve to find the holistic solution for getting you a good night rest.