How to eliminate insomnia, the most obvious reason for fatigue

If you are tired, the most obvious question is “Are you getting enough sleep?” For some, like my 14-year old son, when he’s tired, it’s because he goes to bed too late. Sleep deprivation by choice. But for many others, it’s that they just can’t fall or stay asleep. It can be like torture. You’re tired but you just can’t sleep even though you want to - and you’d give your right arm just to sleep an eight hour night. Maybe it’s not that bad, but you get the drift. If it weren’t such a problem, there wouldn’t be a booming sleep aid economy. In fact, the global sleep aid revenue grew from $432B in 2019 to $585B in 2023. And that is B for BILLION. So it doesn’t look like the solutions are working, either that or the problem is just getting worse. If you want to fix your insomnia, you need to look in a direction that does not use sleep aids as a possible solution. And if you’re not trying to fix your sleep issues, here are some reasons it should be a top priority for you.

Sleep deprivation is known to:

  • Contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Increase the likelihood of certain cancers
  • Increase the growth of infectious bacteria and fungus in the GI tract
  • Increase insulin resistance
  • Reduce immune function
  • Decrease impulse control
  • Increase appetite
  • Increase anxiety and the ability to handle stress
  • Increase muscle loss during a diet

 I have been treating insomnia for 20 years. Most cases are easy to fix. And some cases are more challenging than others, but I have always found a solution. And by solution I mean the long stretches of sleeplessness are resolved – they may still wake up at night to use the bathroom, but they’re able to fall back to sleep quickly. 

The causes of insomnia are often multi-layered. They can be simple, but more often than not, multiple things need to be addressed at the same time in order to get results.  

Top reasons you might not be sleeping well:

  • Blood sugar dysregulation
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Thyroid dysfunction (this may be subclinical as well as overt)
  • Adrenal imbalance
  • Infections
  • General inflammation
  • Exposure to blue light
  • Poor sleep hygiene
  • Liver imbalance
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Dysregulated brain waves
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Depression
  • EMF

There may be other seemingly unrelated symptoms you have that may be connected to your insomnia that will help reveal its cause. I always tell my patients that no symptoms is too small or irrelevant to mention. It may be the missing link to solving your insomnia or other health issue that until now has seemed impossible to treat!

So how do you eliminate insomnia that has lasted days, months or years? You address EVERYTHING that could be a problem. You take a multi-pronged approach. Make sure everything is in balance and your sleep will fall back into balance too. It may take a little time, but when the body is in balance, sleep returns to the healthy state that is natural to humans.

Here is another blog to help you with sleep. Posted last summer but just as relevant today. 

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