Dealing With Insomnia? Common Causes And Natural Remedies

Do you currently suffer from severe amounts of insomnia? There are a variety of reasons for not being able to sleep, and many people choose to medication to help get some extra rest at night. Have you considered more natural remedies to insomnia? Your chiropractor may have some ways to help you sleep without depending on medicine. The first thing to do is get to the root of the problem. The following are some things that could be the cause of your inability to sleep and how you can manage it:

Problems With Hormones

A hormonal imbalance can have a major impact on how well you sleep. Women in particular deal with this problem as they age. Sleep can be lost due to hot flashes that make it very difficult to sleep. Additionally, those with thyroid disease can also have a lot of trouble sleeping because the hormones are not adequate enough to support the natural functions of the body. Your chiropractor can order some lab work to check your hormones. If it seems that you are imbalanced, he or she can provide you with some natural supplements in addition to spinal adjustment to help you get more rest.

Stressful Lifestyle

Stress is another thief of a good nights sleep. If you are overly stressed, whether it is due to work, family life, or anything else, it can prevent your mind from slowing down in the evening so that you can get to sleep. Take some effort to de-stress as much as possible as nighttime approaches. Take a warm bath with some Epsom salt and lavender essential oils in the water, turn off all electronics, and try to read a lighthearted book or other activity that you enjoy that is relaxing. Too much stress can often cause your some aches and pains in your neck and shoulders, so a quick adjustment in these areas may also help you.

Abnormal Blood Sugar

Another cause of insomnia is a blood sugar imbalance. Not having enough of the right type of foods during the day can cause you to feel sick, even in the middle of the night. To balance out your blood sugar naturally, you need to eat a healthy diet throughout the day. Try to eat three balanced meals that include whole grains, lean meat, and vegetables. A few hours before bed, have a light snack consisting of protein to prevent any blood sugar drops overnight. This should be something small, such as a tablespoon of peanut butter and an apple, a hard boiled egg, or a few sliced of sliced deli meat.

Getting good nights sleep is so important to your health. If none of these options are the cause of your insomnia, be sure to speak to your chiropractor, such as Health Atlast Fountain Valley, to see if there are any other root causes that will need additional medical attention.