Natural Treatment for Insomnia
As with fibromyalgia, pain and anxiety, insomnia is an issue of an overactive brain profile which is verified from biomarker testing of neurotransmitters, amino acids, hormones and more. Sleep is one of the most crucial aspects of healing and we believe if you correct the night, you correct the day. Sleep is arguably the best medicine.
Insomnia is accompanied by other disorders such as anxiety and especially hormonal imbalance.
There are numerous chemicals in the brain that require adequate levels of both male and female hormones to establish sufficient levels of brain chemicals. This is especially apparent in women during peri-menopause and menopause when their sex hormones, progesterone and estradiol, begin to shut down
This disrupts the natural harmony in a woman’s brain, as progesterone calms the brain and estradiol primarily stimulates the brain. These changes in the hormonal system can lead to self-medication disorders involving Alcohol, Xanax, Ambien and many others. Again, this highlights the importance of an all-inclusive chronic Lyme treatment program. Our chronic Lyme treatment will not put a Band-Aid on your sleep by using a harmful pharmaceutical medication.
Additionally, estradiol is vital in the dynamic balance of bone remodeling. Without adequate estradiol, bone breaks down at an alarming rate, eventually resulting in additional ailments such as osteopenia, osteoporosis and kidney stones. Chronic Lyme treatments and physicians fail to realize that these disruptions can occur in toxin-induced individuals, even without undergoing menopause or other aging processes. More information can be found on the Hormonal Imbalance Page.
Quantitative and Objective Symptoms of Anxiety
- Excess Excitatory Neurotransmitters
- Suppressed Inhibitory (Calming) Neurotransmitters
- Overactive Anterior Cingulate Gyrus (conflict, rational cognitive center of brain)
- Overactive Deep Limbic System (emotional center of brain)
- Suppressed Magnesium
- Dysregulations in Blood Flow
- Suppressed Potassium
- Suppressed Hormones – Especially Sex Hormones
Subjective Symptoms of Insomnia
- Ensure their Car/House is Locked (even though they usually know it is)
- Brain/Body on Two Separate Pages
- Brain is on Fire – Mind Races, Difficulty Shutting Down
- Difficulty Falling Asleep – ranges from 30 min to hours
- Difficulty Staying Asleep – lack of restful sleep – short deep sleep cycling
- Daytime Exhaustion – can manifest into CFS
- Overlapping Symptoms of Overactive Disorders
Difficulty falling asleep, or shutting the brain off, is an issue primarily resolved by resetting and restoring the brain’s electrical activity (see The Method Page.) As disturbances begin to upset the brain’s dynamic balance, excitatory neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) begin to elevate. In response to the elevation, the brain will increase its production of calming neurotransmitters in an attempt to correct the increase in voltage. This puts you in a very difficult position to sleep. Many chronic Lyme treatments often fail to see this relationship, and thus, fail to help you sleep.
You can see throughout all of these pages that everything is interconnected; it is never just one thing. One of the biggest pitfalls of current chronic Lyme treatments is that they are narrow-minded in scope. They only focus on Lyme to get you better. Our natural chronic Lyme treatment will treat you as a whole person which allows us to be broad in our analysis; this gives you the best shot to get better.