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Sleep is the best doctor, beautician, psychologist and investment. “Tired brain” can’t handle stress and challenge well

Sleep is a vital necessity and basement of our health. 

Most cases of insomnia are related to poor sleeping habits, chronic stress. depression, anxiety, lack of exercise, chronic illness or certain medications.
Symptoms may include difficulty falling or staying asleep and not feeling well-rested. – doctor can tell a lot about your sleep difficulties by pattern of your insomnia, how you react to stress, what time you usually wake up, if your clinch your teeth during sleep, if your legs feel restless, if your have too many thoughts when trying to fall asleep etc etc
Treatment for insomnia consists of improving sleep habits, behaviour therapy and identifying and treating underlying causes. Sleeping pills may also be used, but should be monitored for side effects
1. Sleep Hygiene
Simple, but actually very powerful tool with surprisingly works and improves sleep. With our busy modern lives, we commonly neglect good habits and pay for it by health problems including sleep disturbances.  

Why melatonin level is down and how to improve it? 

1. Aging process – it’s naturally decreasing as we age, therefore we destine to suffer from worsening sleep as we age. 

2. Lack of sun. Interestingly, people who are working under active sun (outside) are rarely coming to see sleep doctors (unless it’s sleep apnea). Insomnia and especially early awakenings are commonly related to inside work. 

3. Hormonal changes in our body. Melatonin is related to a “happiness” hormone serotonine and stress hormone cortisol.

If we would take person form modern busy life to a beautiful island with no stress and plenty of sun  – their sleep would naturally improve itself


Medications to help to sleep better? 


The best strategy is to recognize and address an underlying cause of sleep problems. 

We can commonly see at our clinic working professionals and busy people and can outline common presentations: 

as you can see on the graph above, Stress hormone (called cortisol) is a hormone of vigilance, activity – it keeps you awake and so you can protect yourself against upcoming dangers. It supposed to be more active during the day, then low activity at night and then slowly raising at the early morning hours. 

If person is experiencing significant for their body stress, the level of the stress hormone is increased and the person tends to wake up earlier. This pattern particularly common for chronic stress sufferers and for low melatonin (sleep hormone) in the body people. 

Melatonin is a hormone of sleep and it’s more active at night with slow reduction in the early morning hours (that’s when it’s level cross and falls below the cortisol level – person wakes up).