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Sleep & Fatigue

by Karen Chin.

Are you struggling with fatigue?

Tired all the time?

Feeling exhausted?  Well it doesn't need to be that way!

Maybe some of the following sounds familiar to you:

  • Feeling exhausted all the time, no matter how much sleep you get you wake up feeling tired.
  • You are tired and exhausted at night but when it comes to bed time your energy levels improve and you find it difficult to get to sleep.
  • You are relying on sleeping tablets to get to sleep only the fatigue hasn't improved.
  • Feeling worn out but have people who rely on you, your energy levels are at zero and you just can't function during the day.

Research studies have found four in 10 people aren’t getting enough sleep while one in five sleep poorly most nights, representing the second most common health complaint after pain.

The human body requires sleep to support, repair and rejuvenate cells.  During sleep your body enters the rest and digest phase and vital cellular repair work takes place.  When you don’t get enough sleep your bodily functions can become disrupted, impacting on your energy and other vital body processes.  When you are feeling tired and exhausted everything in life seems that much harder and more difficult.

Melatonin (a primary sleep hormone) helps you fall asleep and stay asleep.  The production of melatonin can be interfered with by light, so staying up late watching television, working late on computers or mobile phones can disrupt the very hormone that is needed for a good night’s sleep. Add in stress, disruption to other hormones and nutrient deficiencies and getting to sleep or having a replenishing night’s sleep can become very difficult.

What can you do to improve your sleep and support your energy levels:

1. Unplug, relax and recharge.

Make sleep a priority, create a nightly ritual of relaxation before bed time.  Reduce bright lights, turn off the TV, lights and technology 30 minutes to an hour before bedtime.  Have a relaxing bath or sit quietly and meditate.

2. Make sleep a priority

Aim to have a good 8-9 hours of sleep minimum a night and go to sleep around the same time each evening.  Wake up around the same time each morning and set consistent sleep patterns to help train your body's natural circadian sleep rhythm.

3. Kinesiology

Kinesiology rebalances and resets the body’s autonomic nervous system, allowing the body to re-establish and optimise vital hormone pathways needed for effective sleep patterns. Kinesiology assists your body’s natural circadian sleep cycle and rebalances melatonin production, all of which can be thrown out by night or shift work, staying up late or burning the candle at both ends.  Kinesiology is an effective drug free alternative, for anyone suffering sleep issues and imbalances.

We are all special unique individuals and everyone has different reasons why sleep patterns may be compromised and why they aren’t waking up feeling refreshed, revitalised and recharged.

If you are having issues with getting to sleep, staying asleep or not waking up feeling energised and refreshed, then book in a Kinesiology Sleep Assessment and let’s get you back to sleeping like a baby, phone 9305 9933 to book an appointment.

 

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