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What Are The Main Reasons You Struggle With Sleep

Dealing with sleep disorders can be one of the most challenging and disruptive problems that contribute to many different health issues. Whether you’re struggling to get to and stay asleep at night, or you simply cannot keep your eyes open during the day, this is not something you should just put down to being busy with life.

There are many different underlying factors that can lead to you having trouble sleeping, and the main ones we always examine for first are listed below. If you think that any of these may be affecting you, then contact us today for a free consultation.

Our team of doctors has over 15 years’ worth of experience in helping patients who struggle with sleep, and we’re certain that we can find a solution to get your life back on track.

The Top 5 Causes Sleep Disorders

1 – Blood Sugar Regulating Hormones

Your blood glucose levels are regulated by hormones, and along with your diet, you should always aim for a stable and reasonably low blood sugar level. However, when hormonal and dietary imbalances cause severe fluctuations in glucose levels, then this won’t just affect your metabolism and weight.

As your body tries to adapt to peaks and troughs of readily available energy, you can encounter times of extremely low energy levels. These will result in a feeling of weakness and fatigue, as well as a constant need to take naps, especially during the day.
Through a set of blood tests, we can check for signs that you may be suffering from hormonal imbalances that are causing you to feel sleepy.

2 – Stress Hormones

Cortisol is the main hormone associated with stress. While it has some vital functions for your digestive system and metabolism, excessive amounts of stress in your life can cause severe fluctuations in this hormone.

When that happens, you can suffer from mood disorders, fatigue, low blood sugar and struggling to get a refreshing night sleep. Cortisol heightens your sense of anxiety and also causes your metabolism to fluctuate up and down.

The result is that your regular sleep cycle is disrupted, and you can wake up in the morning as tired as you were when you went to bed. Through simple saliva and blood tests we can determine whether stress hormones are causing you problems, to then help you take corrective actions.

3 – Menopause

When women reach menopause, usually around 50 years old, their body will go through a lot of changes. The most significant impact is a decrease in estrogen and progesterone levels, the two dominant sex hormones in women.

With this sudden drop in hormone levels, a lot of changes start to occur, with quite a few of them not very pleasant at all. There are mood swings and hot flushes, as well as weight gain and fatigue.

One of the more disruptive side effects of this period of time is disturbed sleep, even to the extent of insomnia. Fortunately, there are ways to help rebalance hormone levels, as well as lifestyle changes that will help you get a good night sleep.

4 – Thyroid Hormones

Because the thyroid gland affects so many areas of the body, especially the metabolism, an imbalance can affect you in many different ways. During the day, you can suffer from fatigue and a constant feeling of tiredness.

At the same time, when it comes to getting your nighttime rest, you can end up with very disturbed and restless periods that only make you feel more tired during the day.

At the Young Wellness Center, we offer a full set of thyroid tests that help to identify a large range of markers. And with the right diagnosis, you have a much better chance of treating the issue in a targeted way.

5 – Mood Disorders

Insomnia is a very common contributing factor to mood disorders. A lack of sleep can often cause people to become reactive, agitated, depressed and anxious. But what many people don’t realize is that mood disorders can also cause disruptions to sleep patterns.

For example, being constantly anxious, will make it difficult for you to switch off at night time and let your mind drift and relax. Because your mind will be fixated on something in your life, it can become impossible to wind down.

Speaking to a doctor or psychologist is the best first step you can take to assess whether any mood disorders may be causing your sleep disorders.

Why Should You Get Tested Immediately?

Our wellness clinic is located in Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, where we have helped thousands of patients deal with problems that have led to undiagnosed stress, weight gain and all sorts of sleep disorders.
In most cases, simple tests and analysis of your diet, lifestyle, and overall health are enough to identify the underlying issues. To find out more about what tests we would recommend for you, simply book in for a free consultation.
If you live in the bay area, then you can make an appointment at our clinic, but we can also deal with patients all over the world by phone and video chat.

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