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What is insomnia?

Insomnia is the most common sleep disorders affecting Australians.

Symptoms are:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Difficulty maintaining sleep
  • Waking up too early
  • Poor quality of sleep

More than 33% of the polulation have trouble falling or staying asleep.

Sleep plays a vital role in our physical and psychological wellbeing

Just one night of poor sleep can affect memory, judgement, eating patterns and mood and interfere with the normal circadian cycle of sleep.

Stress hormones affect the production of important sleep neurotransmitters, melatonin and GABA. A healthy stress response with an adequate wind-down period stimulates the production of Melatonin.

Restoring sleep cycle pattern may improve:

  • Memory and concentration
  • Healing and repair
  • Energy levels
  • Improved metabolism
  • Insulin sensitivity
  • Better mood
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular disease

Contact Naturopath Mika or make an appointment for further support.

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