Chronic Insomnia and Hormones
Do you have trouble with getting to sleep or staying asleep? Sleep deprivation causes a plethora of physical and psychological troubles including depression, cardiovascular problems, memory problems, decrease performance and increased stress.
It is advisable to have your hormone levels checked if you are suffering from insomnia. There are many options when it comes to hormone therapies.
Symptoms of Chronic Insomnia
Insomnia causes a plethora of short term issues. If you are sleep deprived, you may experience decrease alertness and performance. Another issue that stems from sleep deprivation is cognitive impairment. This means your ability to recall information can be compromised. Additionally, you may not be able to process information like you once were able to. Because of the decrease alertness and cognitive impairments, sleep deprivation can cause an increased rate of automobile accidents. More than 100,000 wrecks happen each year due to drowsy drivers. Additionally, more than 71,000 injuries and more than 1,500 fatalities occur each year because of sleep deprived drivers.
Additional short term issues include problems with relationships, troubles at work and an overall poor quality of life. The stress caused by sleep disorders can result in relational conflicts, moodiness and even the necessity to sleep in separate bedrooms. Job performance may suffer and there is an increased likelihood of on the job injuries due to insomnia. Finally, your overall quality of life can diminish. You may notice you no longer enjoy certain activities or cannot participate in activities you once participated in.
If you are sleep deprived, you may also experience a list of medical conditions, including cardiovascular problems, neurological issues, psychiatric disorders and weight gain. If you are receiving less than five hours of sleep a night, you may be at an increased risk for hypertension. Additionally, sleep deprivation places stress on your heart which can result in an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. When you do not rest, your body’s metabolism slows down to protect itself. This can result in increased weight gain and fat storage in the body. Finally, numerous studies have shown that insomnia contributes to a plethora of psychiatric disorders, including ADHD, depression and mental impairment.
How Can We Help?
Bio identical hormone therapy, or BHRT, offers a myriad of health benefits, including balancing sleep disturbances. Bioidentical hormone therapies help bring the body’s hormones back into alignment by providing the body with the hormones it needs. Rose Wellness offers a comprehensive program for hormone balancing. This starts with a complete physical evaluation followed by testing for hormone levels. The test results help identify if you are lacking certain hormones including estrogen and progesterone. Each of these hormones can cause insomnia, trouble staying asleep and a host of other sleep disturbances.
Are you having trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep? Any signs of insomnia? Please call us at (571)529-6699 or Click Here to schedule an appointment with our integrative physician.
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