Are you tired of tossing and turning at night? Do you wake up in the morning a wishing you could get another 3 hours of “good” sleep. You are not alone! Frustrations with poor sleep, or insomnia are all too common. You may have already tried several different medications. Sleep medications can work for a short time but they lose their effectiveness. Sometimes medications don’t work at all…then what do you do?
If you want to know how to get to the underlying cause then you have to know the reason you can’t sleep in the first place. Medications just don’t address the underlying problems, they at best cover up your symptoms.
There are two very common problems that can rob you of a satisfying nights sleep…
#1: An area in the brain known as the Mesencephalon can be over firing. The mesencephalon is a small area partly responsible for keeping you awake (don’t worry about this big word just what it does). The mesencephalon should be firing at its highest during the day and at the lowest in the middle of the night. If this “wakefulness” area of the brain is over-firing you will often wake up throughout the night. Oh, by the way, those with a high firing mesencephalon often have chronic pain. Let’s face it…when you sleep…you heal and just feel recharged. If your brain doesn’t know how to slow down and drift into dreamland (and stay there all night), you could be facing more problems than just poor sleep.
#2: Your Adrenal Glands (small hormone producing glands on top of your kidneys) may not be working properly. If your adrenal glands don’t produce enough cortisol, your blood sugar can drop too low causing you to wake up.
We have sleep solutionsfor both of these common problems. Brain Based Therapy (BBT)allows us to target and address the neurological reason you can’t get a good nights sleep. We can also give you an easy to use take home kit to test your adrenal gland function. Once you have this information, you have power, you can take charge of this extremely important area of your life.