Ideally you spend about 8 hours per day, 56 hours per week, 240 hours per month, and 2,920 hours per year (one third of our lives) sleeping. At least some of us do.

Studies show that 70 million people in the United States alone suffer from the effects of insufficient sleep.  What does that break down to in dollars? Sleep studies show a conservative estimate of $100 million dollars a year are spent on medical bills, lost work and accidents due to sleep deprivation.

Many people turn to sleep medications because they reach the end of their rope. They are desperate to sleep, even if it is induced by medical intervention.

What can cause sleeplessness?  There are many things that can contribute to insomnia;  stress, poor diet, poor sleep habits, hormone issues, neurotransmitter imbalance to name a few.

The sooner you address a sleep issue the better chance you have that it will respond to natural treatment. One of the things we recommend right away is to do an Adrenal and Neurotransmitter lab test. This helps to determine cortisol levels which effect sleep greatly as well as neurotransmitter balance. For example, serotonin helps manufacture melatonin. If the body does not have enough serotonin it makes it very difficult to produce sufficient melatonin, a key factor to sleep.

If for some reason you cannot test immediately there are some natural remedies that work quite well and are worth a try.

Two products by Neuroscience, Travacor and Kavinace are on my lists of favorites. Travacor contains 5HTP, L-Theanine, Taurine and other important co-factors.  Its main purpose is to support serotonin levels.

Kavinace also contains taurine and phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid which supports GABA. Kavinace is designed to address the symptoms that accompany stress.

Another product I like is from Lifewave,  a non-transdermal patch called Silent Nights. The patch is placed  on an acupuncture meridian before bed each night. It works by stimulating this meridian,  there by promoting sleep.

Apex Energetics also has a product called AdenaCalm. It has a high level of PS (phosphatidylserine) which has a remarkable ability to lower cortisol levels. High cortisol levels at night can interrupt or prohibit the ability to fall asleep.

Natural remedies with life style changes are always the first and best way to approach insomnia. I have found in my own life that if I spend 30 minutes before bed reading a good book, meditating or relaxing in my hot tub, sleep comes more naturally. I have also found that if I am stressed about the day and get on the computer before bed or watch the news, my good night’s sleep is doomed before it starts.

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