Insomnia refers to on ongoing difficulty falling and staying asleep. Many people experience acute insomnia during stressful life events while others suffer from chronic insomnia and have habitual trouble sleeping.
The lack of sleep creates several undesirable side effects, including:
Various medical and psychological factors can lead to insomnia. For some people, insomnia results from stress, depression, and anxiety while others have medical conditions that affect their sleep.
Physical causes of insomnia include
Psychological factors that lead to insomnia include
Hormones can also play a significant role in insomnia. If your endocrine system produces too much or too little testosterone, estrogen, thyroid hormone, cortisol, or human growth hormone, you might find sleep to be elusive.
Hyperthyroidism and menopause, for example, create the perfect circumstances for insomnia. Progesterone is a sleep-promoting hormone that decreases during menopause, making it hard for women to sleep. Excess thyroid hormone overexcites your system and causes sleep disturbances.
Sleep is a restorative process essential for every aspect of your health. Most people report proper sleep increases their quality of life.
Lost sleep, on the other hand, leads to mood disorders and dangerous accidents. Lack of sleep lowers your reaction times when you’re working or driving and decreases your focus at work or school.
Lack of sleep increases your risk for specific medical conditions too, such as:
Hormone changes during menopause, aging, and other life events can create sleeping difficulties. If Dr. Kunz discovers a hormonal imbalance after performing his signature evaluation, he can help promote proper sleep with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Kunz injects slow-release BioTE™ pellets into your system to deliver a steady stream of hormones. As you build proper endocrine balance, you should notice improved sleep habits.
If your sleep troubles bother you, contact Sugarloaf Wellness Center online or over the phone for an appointment.
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