They say the best things in life are free. That is certainly the case when it comes to a good night’s sleep. Slumbering well is one of the best free gifts nature has to offer. Unfortunately, the pace and stress of modern life can sometimes prevent people from enjoying the restorative benefits of sound sleep.
In fact, insomnia, a chronic lack of proper sleep, is such a persistent problem that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has declared insufficient sleep as a public health epidemic. Approximately 50-70 million Americans suffer with a sleep disorder.
If you have a hard time going to sleep and staying asleep, you might be suffering from insomnia. You need an average of seven to eight hours of restful uninterrupted sleep each night to recharge your body and reset major functions. Your body’s organs prepare each night for a healthy new day to come. For example, the liver is active at night. It removes and processes external and internal toxins that your body has collected during the day. When you do not get enough sleep, these processes are interrupted. On another hand, if you wake up 2-3 am, it might be a sign that your liver is overburden with toxin and work it has to do to neutralize those.
The power and importance of sleep in maintaining good health cannot be overstated. If you believe you are suffering with insomnia get a full health evaluation with Dr. Elena Klimenko, an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City, or a similar doctor in your local area.
Three ways you can get over insomnia and get back to peaceful sleep are:
- Pre-sleep lifestyle adjustments
- Nutritional changes
Homeopathy is a natural and safe treatment that will work with the body’s natural ability and inclination to heal. This treatment will be helpful if the nature of your insomnia is anxiety or stress related to lifestyle or worry about certain circumstances.
Pre-sleep lifestyle adjustments
Your sleep environment and things you do prior to getting in bed can impact your ability to sleep well. Light, noise and the effect of electromagnetic field in your sleeping area are factors that Dr. Klimenko can help you identify and eliminate.
The time and content of your meals prior to sleep can have an impact on sleep quality. These should be considered and addressed. In addition, there are natural non-addictive herbs and nutrients, such as chamomile, that can help you get over insomnia and get back to sleeping well.
Dr. Elena Klimenko, MD is an integrative and functional medicine physician in New York City. She specializes in helping unhealthy people get well, and healthy people stay well, through the power of traditional and alternative medicine. At her practice, Healthy, Wealthy & Wise Medical P.C., you will get compassionate, preventive care. Dr. Klimenko provides the attention you deserve, real answers about your health, and personalized treatments for your total wellness. For an appointment call 212-696-4325.