Sleep is one of the five cardinal components of good health, along with diet, water, exercise and attitude. There is no better feeling than arising after a restful night’s sleep refreshed and rejuvenated, ready to take on a new day’s challenges. However, for many the memory of such a morning is fading as they struggle everynight to obtain that glorious state. What factors contribute to achieving this and what is it that prevents so many people from getting rested?
The human body functions on a daily cycle called the circadian rhythm controlled by pituitary and adrenal activity. The cycle affects brain wave patterns, core body temperature and hormone production. Without adequate sleep, many neurological functions become depleted including learning, memory and emotional stability. As well, other physiologicalfunctions like wound healing, immune function, cardiovascular performance and muscular capacity are depleted. Hormonal effects of decreased sleep include decreased blood sugar control and thyroid function coupled with weight gain and increased stress. With all of these correcting sleep patterns and function are one of the most important things that you can do for yourself.
If you are struggling get to sleep, stay sleep or wake fully rested then please book an appointment. We will go through your complete health picture, reveal the reasons why sleep has become a problem and rectify them before it takes a greater toll on your health status. Together we can get you back to a complete life.