Sleep is essential for one’s overall health and wellbeing and is just as important as nutrition, exercise and stress management. A goods night rest allows for our body’s to heal and recuperate from the days wear and tear. Studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can be a major contributor to many lifestyle related illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure.
There are two different types of insomnia:
- Primary Insomnia is when you are having trouble sleeping, but it is not directly associated with any other healthy condition.
- Secondary Insomnia is when you are having trouble sleeping because of another condition such as pain, medications or substance abuse.
Causes of these types of insomnia would include:
- Chronic Stress
- Emotional and Physical Discomfort
- Interruptions in normal sleep schedule
- Some Medications
- Environmental Noises
There are also symptoms of insomnia which would include:
- Sleeping during the day
- Generally feeling tired
- Problems concentrating
If you are experiencing any of the causes and symptoms listed above its important that you know that there are treatments to help with the disorder. The doctors and Your Ultimate Nutrition and Wellness specialize in helping to find the root cause of the problem and treat it through alternative remedies. We understand the importance of healthy sleep routines and the positive affect it has on your physical and mental wellbeing. Getting sufficient sleep is one of the best defenses mechanisms in staying healthy and handling stress.