In the first two sections about insomnia we outlined common triggers for sleep disorders. I also explored common medical conditions associated with sleep dysfunction. If you missed the first two parts you can catch up here and here.
In part two (7 Causes of Insomnia) I noted my clinically relevant causes of insomnia. The cure for greater than 85% of the cases I treat improve with diligent attention /elimination/addition to the items mentioned in the causes of insomnia article.
As a reminder those include:
- Specific Stimulant Elimination
- Avoiding High Sugar/Carbohydrate foods
- Modifying Stress
- Avoiding prescription medication culprits
- Start Exercising
- Managing chronic pain
- Seeking Help for Psychiatric Conditions
- Obtaining a checkup to make sure no chronic medical conditions exist
Patients often ask me to help them with “Natural” supplements to imrove sleep. I’ll list a few favorite recipes and products:
Supplments for Insomnia
The following cocktail is typically washed down with a 8 ounce cup of Chamomille tea, preferrably with 1 tsp of coconut oil dissolved. This stablizes blood sugar and the fat decreases insulin swings at night that commonly trigger insomnia. Each supplement can be used individually or together depending on need. Turn off TV/Radio/Smart Phones (See Media fasting) Establish a routine, hot shower, stretching, and breathing exercises like box breathing.
1. Minchex 2 at bedtime (Mineral support–Mg and calcium)
2. Formula 303 2 at bedtime
The supplements are worth a try. They are natural and non habit forming. Keep in mind insomnia the vast majority of the time is caused by the aforementioned nutritional, medicinal, and lifestyle issues…..
Feedback or questions are welcome here!