How Can Naturopathy Prevent Insomnia?
Insomnia affects 30 to 50% of the general population, and the condition can have negative effects on several aspects of day-to-day functioning. Lack of sleep can affect concentration and focus, motor skills, social interaction, and memory.
While there are many pharmaceutical approaches to tackling insomnia, some may not be the best options for your health. Your body can develop a dependency on sleeping pills, requiring you to increase the dosage over time. You may even find it impossible to fall asleep without the pills after you begin taking them.
It is important to develop healthy sleep habits by:
- Going to bed at the same time every night
- Keeping your bedroom dark
- Keeping devices that emit dangerous rays away from your head (cell phones, iPads, clock radios, etc.)
- Limiting exercise at night, and especially before bed
- Limiting sugar consumption at night
- Taking herbal medications to reduce stress
Naturopathy offers a variety of ways for people to prevent insomnia and get a good night’s sleep. While certain types of herbal medications might not work for everyone, at Sydney Naturopathy, we customise treatment plans to find which ones may work best for you.
The tips above can be a guidepost for developing healthier sleeping habits, but one of the best ways to pursue a natural solution for insomnia is by consulting with an experienced naturopath, especially when selecting herbal medications that are designed to reduce stress while trying to go to sleep.
Contact Kathleen McFarlane
To learn more about how naturopathic techniques can help you with insomnia, please contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Kathleen McFarlane.