What Causes Insomnia
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·Insomnia causes and culprits that you can identify to help restore restful sleep. #whatcausesinsomnia
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Could Spinach Contribute to Insomnia?
"Unrestful sleep, neuropathic pain, poor concentration, mental and emotional fatigue, mood problems, other brain function issues? Oxalates can affect your brain, so neurological problems may be a sign of oxalate trouble." #whatcausesinsomnia
Caffeine and Insomnia
Caffeine and insomnia - What's the connection? "...over half of the population in the United States has the slow metabolism gene for caffeine, which means that drinking coffee can make you feel like a genius for two hours, followed by a jittery and sleepless mess. The gene is called CYP1A2..." #caffeineandinsomnia
Food Intolerances and Sleep
"Is it possible that the symptoms you’ve been experiencing – whether it’s headaches, sinus congestion, body or joint pain, bloating, weight gain, anxiety, sleep issues, autoimmunity, allergic reactions, and/or fatigue – might be related to what you are eating?" #whatcausesinsomnia
Dark Chocolate and Insomnia
"According to the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, dark chocolate has higher caffeine content than both milk chocolate and white chocolate ...Caffeine can also cause an increase in blood pressure and difficulty in focus or concentration. Caffeine can cause insomnia so you should avoid eating dark chocolate before you go to sleep." #whatcausesinsomnia
Vitamin B-6 Deficiency
".... fewer serotonin receptors, defective serotonin receptors, overabsorption of serotonin, L-tryptophan deficiency, vitamin B-6 deficiency, omega-3 fatty acid deficiency, or vitamin D deficiency is more likely to become deficient in serotonin." #whatcausesinsomnia
"Serotonin deficiency causes several physical symptoms, including insomnia, carbohydrate cravings, fatigue, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, and weight gain. Psychological symptoms include anxiety, aggression, irritability, poor appetite, depressed mood, impulsive behavior, low self-esteem, and poor memory." #whatcausesinsomnia
Food Sensitivities and Sleep
"Changing your diet so you avoid those foods you react to has the potential to lower the amount of inflammation in your body as well as to optimize your cortisol and blood sugar levels, all of which leads to a better night’s sleep." #foodsensitivitiesandsleep
Folate, Stress, and Sleep
"The methylation cycle is important because it takes the nutrients from our food (and supplements) to make the energy our bodies need to work properly. I often refer to it as the “B vitamin Cycle” because this is where the B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B6, B9, B12) get used in our bodies and why B vitamins are so important for our health."
Folic Acid and MTHFR – Could You Have a Genetic Mutation?
Folate is required for the creation of every cell in your body, so if it is not activated properly, you can imagine what a significant issue it would be. 5MTHF, along with several other nutrients, is also used to create and process neurotransmitters (messengers in the nervous system like serotonin, epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine); create immune cells and process hormones (such as estrogen); as well as to produce energy and detoxify chemicals." #whatcausesinsomnia
Insomnia in Seniors
Insomnia in seniors is not uncommon but that doesn't mean a good night's sleep is not possible. There are many lifestyle and health changes that occur in the senior population that affect their ability to sleep well at night. #insomniainseniors
Gut Health and Sleep
"If there is any kind of inflammation in our gut, which can be caused by things like an unhealthy aka leaky gut, or if you are sensitive to certain foods, that can cause inflammation. An infection, like a parasite, or bacterial overgrowth, or fungal overgrowth, all those things can cause inflammation. Whenever there's inflammation, our body releases cortisol..." #insomniacauses
Vitamin C and Natural Sleep Tips
"To increase sleep amounts and sleep quality… Low intake of Vitamin C has been connected to shorter sleep amounts. This 2013 study by scientists at the University of Pennsylvania found that short sleepers—people who slept less than 6 hours a night—consumed less Vitamin C than people who consumed more of the vitamin. Lower levels of Vitamin C as measured in blood were also linked to more nightly sleep disturbance and a greater risk for sleep disorders." #naturalsleepremedies
Insomnia and Adrenal Hormones
Did you know that sleep problems can be one of several adrenal fatigue symptoms? Perhaps it's your hormones that are causing your sleep disruptions or inability to fall asleep. The adrenal glands play an important role in how well we sleep, the maintenance of our energy levels and in the ability to handle stress. #adrenalfatiguesymptoms #whatccausesinsomnia
5 Foods that Cause Anxiety
"If your body is inflamed, stressed, bloated, or lacking nutrients, your brain will receive signals that something is wrong. In turn, your brain sends you signals that appear as anxiety, panic attacks, a racing mind/insomnia, and more…The trick is to always look for the underlying root causes holding you back from becoming well again." #insomniacauses
Why Drinking Tea May Help Prevent and Manage Type 2 Diabetes
Unstable blood sugar at night can disrupt your sleep. Green tea. "...a Japanese study that found that people who drank 6 or more cups of green tea a day were 33 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than were people who drank less than a cup of green tea a week."
Managing Morning Blood Sugar Highs | Diabetes Center
The Dawn Phenomenon "This occurs during the night while you're asleep and the body releases stress hormones. This phenomenon usually occurs between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. and involves growth hormone, cortisol, and adrenaline, which trigger the production and release of glucose from your liver. The end result of this chemical cascade is an increase in blood sugar." #insomniacauses
Manage Blood Sugar
Have a light, carbohydrate-based meal right before bedtime. You want to have resistant carbohydrates, as these are the slowest to burn. By having some slow-burning food, your blood sugar won’t drop off in the night. You’ll sleep better and have lower blood sugar scores throughout the following day, too!An easy way to get these carbs is to eat a banana that isn’t totally ripe (still has some green on it). If you’re using the Adrenal Reset Shake, you can have one scoop in some water.