What is insomnia?
Insomnia is one of the most common complaints seen. Up to 30% of the population suffers from insomnia with roughly 10% having chronic insomnia. Insomnia is characterized by the inability to fall asleep and / or frequent awakenings during the night and the inability to fall back to sleep.
what are the Risk factors?
Psychological factors can account for 50% of all insomnia, which often requires support from Cognitive behavioral therapy. Certain lifestyle factors can contribute to insomnia which include oral contraceptives, beta blockers, recreational drug use, alcohol, coffee, tea or chocolate consumption. Also good sleep hygiene habits need to be adopted to ensure healthy sleep preparation.
Life Clinic Integrative treatments :
Functional Laboratory Testing
Functional Laboratory Testing From a functional medicine perspective we investigate the neuro-transmitters which have an influence on sleep including GABA, Serotonin and Melatonin, together with looking at key nutrients which help calm the nervous system and create the neurotransmitter pathways.
Diet Planning Our nutritionist will provide you with a specific diet prescription, to ensure you have a balanced meal of protein, carbohydrates, and healthy fats in each meal, as well as understanding the importance of food source.
Supplements Base upon your personal biochemistry markers, our functional medicine practitioner will prescribe a supplement regime to enhance your healing result.
Complementary Alternative Treatment:
Psychological Support A psychologist will help you identify any underlying stressors and behaviours. Adjusting behaviours and managing thoughts, feelings and emotions will result in a healthy night’s sleep.
Exercise has many health benefits, including relieving stress and reducing anxiety. Exercise can help your body become more efficient at producing and maintaining your serotonin levels, which can be translated into a better ability to fall and stay asleep. Our physical instructor will design your personal exercise plan that best fits your situation for an optimal healing result.
Our Insomnia program is run by doctors and practitioners who will guild you through the whole process, from the initial consultation, functional medicine test, dietary overview, supplements regime, diet and exercise plan. We will follow up at each stage and adjust the program if needed to help you relax your mind and bring you a better sleep.
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