Dr Bhatti, I have been sleeping very badly for over three months, any advice?

More women suffer from insomnia than men and incidences increase dramatically in 65 year-olds and over.

Most people at some stage have experienced disrupted sleep patterns due to either external factors or some kind of stress/upset, such as bereavement or financial strains. Insomnia, however, is defined by an individual having problems falling asleep, maintaining sleep or experiencing non-restorative sleep on a regular or frequent basis. Pain is one of the most common causes of insomnia.

Caffeine, alcohol and stimulants such as nicotine contribute to sleep disturbance. Health conditions that often lead to insomnia include: hyper-thyroidism, painful conditions, muscular or otherwise, digestive disorders such as reflux, hiatus hernia, stomach ulcers, irritable bowel, nocturnal asthma, heart failure, blocked nose, sinus problems, restless leg syndrome, stress, anxiety and depression. Consult your GP first if you suffer from any of the above or for any medical advice.

If you are suffering with insomnia, do not nap in the day and go to bed as soon as you feel tired. Eat an evening meal high in complex carbohydrates, e.g. boiled rice and avoid heavy meals and sugary foods in the evening as they either stimulate the system or are hard to digest.

One of the most successful complementary approaches to insomnia is acupuncture. In our clinic, we offer evidence-based therapies such as Needle-free laser Acupuncture which can work on balancing the neurological, emotional, muscular and energetic systems. Mindfulness, Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, and Yoga can also assist sleep.

Complex Homeopathy, Herbs and Physiological Regulating Medicine (P.R.M ) can be of great help and gives excellent results.

In our clinic we use a multi-pronged approach in treating this and many other conditions with evidence-based therapies such as Micro-immunotherapy, Physiological Regulating Medicine (P.R.M ), Gut Health and Microbiome restoration, Nutritional and Nutraceutical therapies, Lifestyle Medicine, Natural Hormonal Balancing, Glandular support, Soft tissue and joint support, Complex Homeopathy, Herbals, and Needle-free Medical Acupuncture, Therapeutic Mindfulness and CBT techniques to achieve excellent results.

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