By Dr. Navleen Arora, ND
Getting a good night’s rest is very important to give our body the time it needs to restore and repair. Adequate rest sets us up for success for the day!
Here are some things to consider if you’re having trouble getting a restful and restorative sleep:
- Optimize your sleep hygiene:
- Reduce your caffeine intake (especially after noon),
- Have a regular sleep schedule
- Avoid screens and bright lights for at least an hour before your bedtime
- Consider Acupuncture: Acupunct
ure is a safe and effective treatment to help you relax and improve sleep.
What factors may be contributing to your poor sleep?
- digestive concerns
- hormonal changes
- thyroid dysfunction
- iron deficiency
A Naturopathic Doctor will do a thorough intake and assessment so that the underlying cause can be treated. Based on your naturopath’s findings, a number of treatments may be recommended. Some of the most popular natural sleep aids that may be prescribed include: melatonin, magnesium, GABA, chamomile, passionflower, and valerian root. As always, please consult with a health care provider prior to using to any natural health products.