Not getting enough sleep is one of the worst things that could happen to you. It makes you feel and act like someone you're not. It's tempting just to take a pill you've seen on TV and hope for the best. But these medications have serious side effects, can be addictive, and for many people the pills just don't work anymore.
Over half of people with insomnia also have Restless Legs Syndrome. Why? Because insomnia and restless legs are very often caused by a part of the brain that is over-firing.
Another huge cause of insomnia is unstable blood sugar. Spikes and valleys in your blood sugar and insulin will sabotage your best efforts to get sleep. You'll just wake up in the middle the night…and again…and again.
And guess what? The medications you see on TV won't help either of these causes. So what do you do if you don't want to risk the side effects? What do you do if the medication stops working?
It is now understood that insomnia may be caused or influenced by chronic inflammatory issues, which affect sleep patterns by altering brain and hormone chemistries. The root causes of inflammation (infections, allergies, hypersensitivities, and/or intestinal permeability) should be evaluated in relation to sleep difficulties.
- trouble falling asleep
- trouble staying asleep
- waking feeling unrefreshed
Already tried or thought about trying sleep medication? Think again!
Here are some side effects of common sleep medicines….
Serious side effects of LUNESTA:
- getting out of bed while not being fully awake and doing an activity you do not know you are doing.
- abnormal thoughts and behavior. Symptoms include more outgoing or aggressive behavior than normal, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, worsening of depression, and suicidal thoughts or actions.
- memory loss
- severe allergic reactions. Symptoms include swelling of the tongue or throat, trouble breathing, and nausea and vomiting.
Serious side effects of AMBIEN:
- depressed mood, thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide;
- unusual thoughts, risk-taking behavior, decreased inhibitions, no fear of danger;
- anxiety, aggression, feeling restless or agitated;
- hallucinations, confusion, loss of personality.
- vivid or abnormal dreams
Serious side effects of Cymbalta:
- mood or behavior changes
- panic attacks
- trouble sleeping
- feelings of impulsiveness
- hyperactive (mentally or physically)
- more depressed
- decreased sex drive, impotence, or difficulty having an orgasm.
- thoughts about SUICIDE or hurting yourself
- nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
- painful or difficult urination;
- easy bruising or bleeding, nosebleeds;
- black, bloody, or tarry stools;
- very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, overactive reflexes;
- headache, trouble concentrating, memory problems, confusion, hallucinations; or
- weakness, feeling unsteady, loss of coordination, fainting, seizure, shallow breathing or BREATHING THAT STOPS?!?
Do you really want to take something that may do any of this to you? These medicines effect your brain in such a terrible way as to make you want to kill yourself or just stop breathing? Give me a break!
A New Scientific Approach to Insomnia
Many individuals with sleep difficulties are currently taking a variety of prescription medications to assist with sleep. Most of these medications work by altering brain signaling via neurotransmitter modulation. Assessment of neurotransmitters may be beneficial in selecting and monitoring treatment. NeuroScience, Inc. has neurotransmitter tests specifically designed to assess the biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to sleep difficulties. Once these imbalances are determined, a custom made amino acid formulation will be made available to naturally correct the imbalances without the use of any medication.
To schedule an appointment for a free consultation to see if you are a candidate for this breakthrough procedure give us a call at 925-829-8484.