How Functional Medicine Treats Sleep Disorders

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Functional Medicine’s Approach to Sleep Disorders

Quality sleep is an essential part of good health, and 50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder which leads to daytime sleepiness as well as an increased risk for chronic diseases including heart attack, depression, and cancer.

Sleep disorders include sleep apnea, short duration (<7 hours for adults), restless legs, and narcolepsy to name a few. We will help your sleep by identifying where your problems lie. Most people with sleep apnea can resolve this issue with weight loss so we may need to focus on your diet, food sensitivities, and stress hormones. Narcolepsy will require medication and working with a specialist for diagnosis, but we aim to guide you toward healthy brain function, improved sleep quality, and good energy production at the cellular level.

What Causes Sleep Disorders?

There can be a variety of reasons why patients are suffering from sleep disorders, and the cause can vary depending on the specific type of disorder.

The cause can be physical, where patients are currently suffering from injuries both internal and external. It can also be medical, stemming from conditions such as asthma, which causes difficulty breathing for various reasons.

Sleep disorders can also be caused by psychological issues such as anxiety and depression. Even certain types of medication can cause patients to have a difficult time sleeping by causing chemical imbalances in the brain or sudden hormonal changes.

The cause of a sleep disorder affects the type of treatment that will be required. When patients come in for a consultation, the cause of their disorder will be determined so that a proper course of treatment can be devised.

When to Come in for Treatment for a Sleep Disorder

When patients continue to experience sleep interruptions for several days and want to find out if they have one of the many types of sleep disorders, it’s time to come in for treatment.

While there are certain home remedies or over-the-counter options available to help patients sleep, these might not be enough to address the root cause of the problem. Because of this, it’s typically best to seek help from a professional.

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