Sleep disorderA good night's sleep is a prerequisite for good health. Our body needs in order to cleanse, restore and replenish our organs. The nerve system can get overwhelmed by insufficient sleep which can directly impact your mood or physical during the day.
Amount of sleepThe amount of sleep required to feel fit is different for everyone. On average 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep is usually enough. If you are suffering from temporary sleep deprivation due to a stressful event, there is no cause for alarm. Often it resolves itself. If your sleep deprivation continues over a longer period of time, that’s often a sign that something else is going on, which could eventually cause a decline in health.
The main symptoms
- Having trouble falling asleep
- Lying awake for extended periods of time
- Waking up too early and having trouble falling back asleep
Restoring your sleep pattern often has to do with restoring the balance between activity and rest, a proces often referred to as the biorhythm. During a consult, we can look into the possible disruption of your biorhythm.
Organ activityAccording to Traditional Chinese Medicine, every two hours an energy (Chi) flows through your organs, causing these organs to be active. Which organs are over-active or under-active at night, tells us a lot about the nature of disturbed sleep. It is also important that the organs involved in falling asleep and waking up, such as those responsible for producing melatonin and adrenaline, can do their jobs right (and at the right time). If your adrenaline levels don’t drop enough in the evening and at night, you’ll find yourself waking up in the middle of the night.
Other causes for a disturbed night's sleep may be your diet, dehydration or a lack of anoxia (a lack of oxygen while you're asleep). During the intake consultation we will expand on which factors contribute to your poor sleep. Treatment may consist of orthomolecular therapy or meditation exercises. Do you experience overthinking or worrying during the night? Then counseling can help. In short, don’t despair: there is always a way!