Natural treatment for sleep problems
Sleep problems may include difficulty falling asleep, waking during the night, experiencing difficulty going back to sleep upon waking and waking up too early. This can result in waking feeling unrefreshed, feeling tired and irritable throughout the day and issues with memory and concentration. Long term issues with sleep cause a greater risk of developing physical health concerns.
Need help getting to sleep and staying asleep? Our experienced natural health team, including naturopaths and acupuncturists offer a range of natural treatment options for sleep problems.
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Causes of sleep problems
There are a great number of medical, physical, emotional, psychological, and neurological conditions that can affect the quality of sleep. Depression, either concurrent or in the past, is a common factor that is likely to cause or exacerbate sleep problems. Anxiety and stress can often keep us up at night, which may become a problem if insomnia does not resolve and begins to affect other areas of life.
By improving the quality of sleep, the mind and body are more rested and better equipped to deal with an inevitably hectic schedule and unplanned stressful events.
Natural sleep remedies
There are many things you can do tonight to help get a good night’s sleep:
- reduce your caffeine intake - that includes coffee, black and green tea, cola and energy drinks.
- exercise early in the day
- reduce your alcohol intake
- do something relaxing at the end of your day, unwind.
- stay away from your phone, tablet or computer before bed (at least an hour before)
- place some lavender oil on a hanky near your pillow.
Most of all relax, stressing about not getting to sleep or waking too soon just adds to the problem.
Natural remedies for insomnia
Insomnia is usually caused by other life factors such as stress, illness, medication, depression, pain or sleep apnoea. Our natural health practitioners will carry out a thorough analysis of your symptoms to provide the best remedy for you.
Greg Bantick has been in practice since 1975 in a wide variety of clinical settings. He has particular interests in dermatology, digestive, mood and auto-immune disorders. He is registered as a Chinese herbalist, pharmacist and acupuncturist with AHPRA CMR0001733690.Read More
Tina has over 30 year’s clinical practice in natural therapies. As a practitioner in naturopathy and acupuncture, Tina has remarkable insight coupled with a caring nature and is a beacon of hope for those she cares for.Read More