Insomnia – Why Can’t I Sleep??

insomnia-and-perimenopauseHello this is Rhonda with Pure Simple Self

As a Certified Health Coach and now a  recently certified as a Digestive Wellness Specialist, I would have to say that about 90% of my clients have this same thing in common.  Sleep issues!  From not being able to fall asleep to waking up and not able to fall back asleep to waking up after sleep not feeling rested.

Today I would like to address what could be the cause of your Insomnia.

Let me start by stating that we are holistic beings.  There is not ONE thing that causes insomnia and there is not one thing that will fix it.  There are a combination of things that can lead the body to not function properly, which would lead to insomnia.  Here are examples of what I have found in my practice and have successfully worked with helping my clients sleep better.

Types of sleep problems:  Do you experience any of the following?
1.  Can’t fall asleep
2.  Can fall asleep but wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep
3.  Wake up in the morning not feeling rested
4.  Pain – general or joint
5.  Urinary frequency challenges
6.  Restless leg syndrome

What causes sleep problems?  It can be a combination of a few things for example:
1.  Sympathetic Dominance – Or Your fight or flight response is being over stimulated.  This could cause you to have a difficult time to get relaxed enough to be able to sleep.  Your thoughts keep running in your head of what happened during your day, your to do list that you did not get completed.  Not to mention the stress of watching the news before bed time can get you feeling anxious.

2.  Adrenal Exhaustion – excessive or prolonged stress, added to that high refined carbohydrates or caffeine intake and nutritional deficiencies.  This can cause you to not be able to stay asleep.

3.  Poor diet and or digestion, toxicity, enzyme deficiencies.  When you go to bed at night it is a time for your body to heal and repair.  You may be sleeping but your  parasympathetic, or “rest and digest” system is at work.  It is a much slower system that moves along longer pathways. The parasympathetic response is responsible for controlling homeostasis, or the balance and maintenance of the body’s systems. It restores the body to a state of calm and counterbalance, and allows it to relax and repair.

The body undergoes several specific responses when the parasympathetic system is activated.

  • Your saliva is increased
  • Digestive enzymes are released
  • Your heart rate drops
  • The bronchial tubes in your lungs constrict
  • Your muscles relax
  • The pupils in your eyes constrict
  • Your urinary output increases

All of these changes are designed to maintain long-term health, improve digestion, conserve energy, and maintain a healthy balance in your body’s systems.  So if you have poor diet and have toxicity it gives your body more work to do thus causing you to feel tired after rest.

4.  Pain – All pain is caused by inflammation  Finding the source of the inflammation at times can be a bit of a challenge.   If you’ve ever been stung by a bee, sprained your ankle, or suffered from a runny nose as the result of the common cold or an allergy, then you have encountered inflammation.  Inflammation is your body’s reaction to irritation, injury, or infection.  Inflammation is the way your body protects itself and begins the process of healing.  Symptoms of inflammation include pain, swelling, redness, and sometimes loss of movement or function.  When we are in pain it is hard to sleep.
Once you have located to source of the inflammation than it is easier to address how to reduce the symptom of the pain.

5.  Urinary problems – Frequent urination is an inconvenient condition that can affect both men and women. It is sometimes called overactive bladder or urgent urination. When this condition happens at night, it is called nocturia.

Frequent urination can be a main problem, or the symptom of another problem. It can cause embarrassment and inconvenience during the day, and sleep problems at night. It is usually manageable, often by dealing with the underlying condition.

It could be a structural issue but most times is the result of nutritional imbalances

6.  Restless Leg – This could be caused by a structural issue and/or nutritional imbalances such as anemia or Iron deficiency or Magnesium or Folate.  It could also be caused by an Autoimmune disorder or Diabetes.

All of these issues relay on the same thing, your digestive system now referred to as your second brain.

Human beings are true superorganisms — symbiotic collections of both human and bacterial cells that work together to keep us alive.

But did you know that the microbes in your body outnumber your human cells by 10 to 1, making you more bacterial than human?

It’s true, and the trillions of bacteria living in and on your body are so important to your overall health that scientists have dubbed their collective ecosystem — called the microbiome — another human organ.

There is an unmistakable connection between the importance of proper digestion and the occurrence of many recurring and nagging health complaints such as allergies, migraine headaches, and digestive disorders and yes even insomnia.

The Dr. Loomis  screening procedure is the best early warning system available today, to Identify the reasons behind the symptoms – don’t just cover them up.

  • It gives us biochemical evidence of what food(s) your body is having a difficult time digesting and assimilating. Your diet plays an enormous role in how you feel and how you maintain health.
  • You will be able to readily modify your diet according to your body’s needs. Individuality is the cornerstone of this program.
  • You will find out the reasons why you feel the way you do.

I am very excited about what this can do for helping people and so if you are interested please feel free to schedule your free consultation by clicking below.
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Have a fabulous day!!

Rhonda Torossian LDWS