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Are You Sabotaging Your Ability to Fall Sleep?


Thought most of my patients walk into my clinic thinking that they simply need to eat better, they leave with a very clear understanding that sleep, stress and movement play an equal (if not MORE) important roles in their health and weight. THE foundation of health is sleep.Respectfully, we need to stop fooling ourselves that we can get by on 6 hours of sleep and ‘do just fine.’ If you have symptoms or a health condition, your body is telling you otherwise. Let’s take a deeper look at your sleep cycle and what you may be doing to sabotage your ability to get a good night’s sleep.

Today’s topic: Are you Unwittingly Sabotaging Your Natural Ability To Fall Asleep

You’ve likely heard of your circadian rhythm. This is your internal biological clock that regulates your internal biological processes.Disturbances in your circadian rhythm, where your biological processes become desynchronized with the 24 hour light and dark cycle can have profound effects on your ability to sleep and your overall health. Patterns of brain wave activity, hormone recycling and production, detoxification, cell regeneration, and other biological activities are linked to this 24-hour cycle.

Two major players in your circadian rhythm and your sleep-wake cycle are cortisol and melatonin. They have an inverse relationship; when one is high, the other is low.

So, are you supporting or sabotaging your melatonin and cortisol cycles?

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