Why Can’t I Sleep? Is this a common question you may ask yourself?
Did you know that about 30-50% of the population has sleep issues and actually 10% only deal with this issue?
Most Commonly, Doctors prescribe medications right away.
In reality, we should be looking at the core issue and not covering it up with medication that will only give temporary relief. Many Holistic Doctors discover the root of the problem, They may give natural herbs, supplements, or a specific health plan to follow so you can be treated properly, like us at Inspired Health Center.
Here are 3 reasons why you may be struggling to fall asleep.
1. Lack of Vitamins
If you lack any of the following vitamins; B6, B12, folic acid, niacin, and minerals iron and magnesium this may be a reason why you are struggling to fall asleep.
An in-depth blood test can give you these results to better understand which you are lacking.
It blocks the ability to fall asleep because due to the fact the cortisol made by the adrenal glands it blocks the melatonin production.
Stress can be from the following, emotional, physical, chemical, chronic infections, lack of nutrition, anemia, caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, over-training and more.
3. Blood Sugar or Adrenal Imbalances
Maybe you’re the type that falls asleep and then awakes during the middle of the night and can not return to sleep.
Your adrenal glands maintain healthy blood sugar levels while you are sleeping but if your adrenals are tired you can’t keep your sugar levels normal. This causes small spurts of adrenaline to be produced in an attempt to raise blood sugar which wakes you up. This is a classic sign of hypoglycemia and adrenal fatigue.
Some steps in correcting hypoglycemia and adrenal fatigue:
2. Eliminate stress
Figuring out why you have sleep problems is not just a matter of taking melatonin but finding the underlying issues to why you can’t sleep.
Do you need support in this area? We can help. Contact us today to book an appointment and catch some zzz’s finally.
Some of the information provided in this article is by Nikolas Hedberg, D.C., D.A.B.C.I. on July 19, 2011