Sleep can be affected by many things including stress and increased daylight.
Sometimes, simple interventions can help. If you have sleep apnea, pain, or blood sugar disturbances, these interventions may not be enough. Please contact Dr. Rodgers if insomnia is not resolved with the following suggestions.
Practice Healthy Sleep Hygiene. Go to bed and rise at the same time daily. Remove all electronic devices from the bedroom
Block all light coming into bedroom windows to reduce the effect of light upon your sleep. Sunlight triggers the breakdown of melatonin, helping you to wake up. Melatonin helps facilitate sleep and is an important anti-oxidant and brain brain repairing neurotransmitter.
Exercise daily. Exercise helps metabolize stress hormones. These stress hormones may inhibit your ability to relax and find sleep.
Take time to worry long before bedtime. If you have underlying worries, take time out of your day to consider those worries. By worrying before bedtime, you may not have to worry at night.
Breathing. Diaphramtic breating can help reduce stress responses. Click HERE to learn how to do this..
Supplements can help facilitate sleep. Product with these ingredients can be found on Fullscript. If you need help choosing the right product for you, please contact Dr. Rodgers. Click here to sign into Fullscript.
- Melatonin with Vitamin B6. Melatonin does help to promote drowsiness.
- Supplements that help reduce anxiety to help facilitate sleep include: L-theanine and Cannabidiol (CBD)
- Herbs to help calm down the mind include passionflower, Valarian, Lemon balm, Passiflora (Passionflower), and Hops. Teas, tinctures, and capsule forms may all be beneficial.