Insomnia

Insomnia Remedies in NYC - Dr. Louis Granirer Holistic Chiropractor

Insomnia Remedies in NYC - Dr. Louis Granirer Holistic Chiropractor
"Getting a good amount of sleep and waking up feeling rested and ready to start your day is a wonderful feeling. Unfortunately, many people have problems going to sleep or wake up many times throughout the night. Natural remedies may help you to sleep better."

-Dr. Louis Granirer
NYC Chiropractor

Insomnia Remedy in Manhattan, New York City

The average person requires between 6 to 8 hours of sleep. A sleep deficit can lead to a weakened immune system, psychological disorders, digestive issues, heart disease, endocrine imbalances, an interference with growth hormone production, and causes other numerous imbalances in the body. The entire reason for sleep remains a mystery, but we do know that it aids in healing the body and restores energy to enable our bodies to function properly.

All life forms have circadian rhythms, which are biological responses that occur in a 24-hour cycle and are affected by environmental factors. These environmental factors may include light, dark, heat and cold. For example, melatonin (sleep hormone secreted by the pineal gland) secretion generally starts around 9 pm and ends around 7:30 am.

Our lowest body temperature is at 4:30 am, and our highest body temperature is around 7 pm Our modern life and environment can disrupt these normal circadian rhythms leading to sleep imbalances.
Contact NYC Chiropractor Dr. Louis Granirer
Contact Dr. Lou Granirer
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Natural Remedies for Insomnia and Sleep Disorders

In the Chinese medicine system, the Chinese clock identifies each organ system's greatest activity and its relationship to a time of day. For example:
  • The gall bladder is most active between 11 pm-1 am
  • The liver between 1-3 am
  • The lung between 3-5 am
  • The large intestine between 5-7 am
If a person consistently wakes up at a specific time every night, there may be an imbalance in that particular meridian system.
Anyone who has sleep problems should begin by addressing their bedroom and bad habits that may be causing poor sleep. For example:
  • The ideal temperature for sleep is between 60-68 degrees, so keep the temperature in your bedroom in this range.
  • Electro-magnetic fields interfere with sleep, so try not to have anything plugged in near your head.
  • An alarm clock should be 5 feet or more away from your head.
  • Get the television out of the bedroom. Make sure your computer, iPad, cell phone etc. is out of your immediate sleeping vicinity.
  • Don't charge your phone on your night stand.
  • Sleep in complete darkness, as the pineal gland secretes melatonin in response to lack of light.
  • Try to be consistent with your bedtime.
  • Don't drink fluids before bed.
  • Wear socks to bed, there has been some research that supports wearing socks reduces waking up in the middle of the night.
  • Avoid caffeine and sugary sweets within four hours of going to sleep.
  • Exercise between 5-7 pm, which may be difficult for most of us that work. This time frame works well with our circadian rhythms. If you can't exercise during this time period, exercising anytime is better for sleep than none at all.
Aromatherapy has been studied to help with sleep. You can purchase an essential oil diffuser, and diffuse relaxation promoting essential oils, such as lavender, chamomile, lemon balm, and other oil blends that have sleep promoting oils in one bottle.

Adrenal gland dysfunction is a major cause of sleep problems. When the adrenals are depleted, they are overproducing and under producing hormones that affect sleep. Most people that have adrenal disorders have a difficult time getting up in the morning and no matter how much sleep they get they feel tired.

Sleep Disorder Remedies with Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplementation helps the adrenals recover so that sleep improves and normalizes. It is also important to go on an adrenal recovery diet to assist the adrenals in healing. This includes low glycemic foods, staying away from caffeine, sugar, alcohol, honey, corn syrup, molasses, maple syrup, etc. for a period of 1-2 months. An adrenal gland remedy is a great tool to allow the adrenals to heal properly. This engages the brain to recognize that the adrenal glands need extra support.

Mineral deficiency is another major factor in sleep problems. Minerals are important in balancing the nervous system and when they are deficient in the body, the nervous system can't function properly causing sleep imbalances.

Sleep Disorder Remedies with Nutritional Supplements

Nutritional supplementation helps the adrenals recover so that sleep improves and normalizes. It is also important to go on an adrenal recovery diet to assist the adrenals in healing. This includes low glycemic foods, staying away from caffeine, sugar, alcohol, honey, corn syrup, molasses, maple syrup, etc. for a period of 1-2 months. An adrenal gland remedy is a great tool to allow the adrenals to heal properly. This engages the brain to recognize that the adrenal glands need extra support.

Mineral deficiency is another major factor in sleep problems. Minerals are important in balancing the nervous system and when they are deficient in the body, the nervous system can't function properly causing sleep imbalances.
Contact NYC Chiropractor Dr. Louis Granirer

Contact NYC Chiropractor Dr. Louis Granirer for Natural Sleep Disorder and Insomnia Remedies

With Nutritional Response Testing, I can restore healthy sleeping patterns with dietary changes and special supplements by addressing the exact needs of your body. Please contact me for a free consultation if you are having trouble sleeping at night.

Contact Dr. Louis Granirer today.

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