Did you know that taking a hypnotic sleep aid more than 17 times a year increases your chance of getting cancer by 35%?
It doesn’t matter what kind of sleep aid it is, Ambien, Lunesta, Tylenol PM, and Benedryl all force your body to go to sleep; and it isn’t even good regenerative sleep. It is my theory that high Cortisol from stress is to blame for most sleep problems. If your cortisol is high at night, you do not fall asleep easily, nor stay asleep; sleep is a very important time when your body recharges, and secretes important hormones, like Growth Hormone, to repair your body.
Our Naturopathic Doctors want to help you find out why you can’t sleep and can help you to get good, regenerative sleep, naturally.
Some of the reasons people have difficulty sleeping include the following:
Did you know that if you have trouble sleeping you will gain weight? It is also almost impossible to lose weight if you aren’t sleeping well. If you are waking up in the middle of the night, you may have adrenal fatigue, or you may be experiencing blood sugar fluxuations. Try having whey protein before you go to sleep and see if you wake up as much. Whey protein helps stabilize blood sugar, increased glutathione production (an anti-oxidant) and increases growth hormone production as well.
To read more about the risks associated with sleep aids visit http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/759336