Why do you feel tired all the time?

Functional Medicine

Why do you feel tired all the time?

Is it as easy as just getting more sleep? Unlikely. Then what is it?

The Hormones that Affect Sleep

There are two different hormones that control sleep called GABA (Gamma-amino butyric acid) and Melatonin

GABA helps you fall asleep; Melatonin helps you stay asleep. Does that mean if you have trouble with sleep to run to your nearest vitamin shop and pick up some Melatonin or GABA? NO!

The most common reasons people are struggling to obtain healthy sleep is due to abnormal Melatonin and GABA levels. Causes can include blood sugar imbalances (think diabetes), stress (we all have it), and the Standard American Diet (SAD). When these factors are at work, you are at a high risk for throwing off the hormones in your brain and body, causing serious problems with you sleep.

How can I fix my sleep issues?

First, let's solve the underlying cause of the problem. Diabetes, excessive stress, and a poor diet are primary considerations. Balancing your blood sugar with a better diet is the fastest easiest way to start fixing you sleep. Is this going to resolve your sleep immediately?

Let's answer that question with another question: Did your sleep problems appear overnight? No. The pathway to better sleep needs to be traveled one step at a time, and lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and autoimmune disorders take time to control.

Creating an Effective Health Strategy

One effective strategy along your journey to better rest is to take a glucose stabilizer supplement. Making this part of your health regimen will stabilize your blood sugar levels, which in turn creates more internal stability while also reducing cravings while controlling your appetite.

Twin Oaks Health Solutions is your source for nutrition and health in Fargo, ND. Contact us today for a consultation to learn how you can transform your health.


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