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Sleep Disruption

Sleep Disruption



Adam Rinde, ND presents on Sleep Disruption

Adam Rinde, ND presents on Sleep Disruption



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    • Natural Approaches to Insomnia Adam Rinde, ND Sound Integrative Health, PLLC Kirkland, WA
    • Main Points
      • You don’t have to struggle with sleep disruption. Help is Available
      • There are underlying causes of insomnia that should be investigated.
      • Many practical, non-invasive therapies exist to address sleep disruption
    • Prevalance/Incidence
    • Types of Insomnia
      • Sleep Onset Insomnia
      • Sleep Disruption Insomnia
        • Early awakening
        • intermittent sleep awakening
      • Acute Insomnia
      • Short term insomnia
      • Chronic Insomnia
    • Causes of Insomnia a condition of excess arousal
      • Sleep Onset Insomnia
        • Anxiety
        • Stimulant Abuse
        • Pain
        • Alcohol use
        • Medications
        • Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome
        • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Sleep Maintenance Insomnia
        • Depression
        • Alcohol
        • Underlying Medical Concern
          • Sleep Apnea
          • Hypercortisol
          • Hypoglycemia
          • Gerd
          • allergies
    • Consequences of Insomnia
    • Complications of Insomnia
      • Moodiness
      • Forgetfulness
      • Missed work
      • Prone to Accidents
      • Relationship Difficulties
      • Difficulty Concentrating
      • Growth Hormone Secretion Decreased
      • Decreased Stage III and IV , Delta Wave Sleep
      • Increased Ghrelin Secretion
      • Decrease in brain antioxidant action
    • Doctors Visit
    • Doctors Visit
      • History and Physical Exam
      • Blood Work
      • Special Tests
        • Sleep Studies
      • Referrals
    • Considerations
      • Sleep Apnea
      • Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Narcolepsy
    • Conventional Approaches to Insomnia
      • Medications (Benzodiazapenes, Non-benzodiazapene sedatives, SSRI’s)
      • Sleep Hygeine Suggestions
      • Address underlying health conditions
        • CPAP or Surgery for Sleep Apnea
    • Basic Natural Approach toward Insomnia
      • Identify underlying cause of insomnia through careful evaluation. Modify treatment based on other factors like Restless Leg Syndrome
      • Calm overactive nervous system with lifestyle treatments such as progressive relaxation and exercise
      • Establish healthy sleep hygeine
      • Tonify the nervous system with calming herbs and nutrients (ie. Passiflora, Hops, California Poppy, Valerian, Magnesium, Gaba, Melatonin)
      • Support sedating brain neurotransmitters with specific nutrients (B6, 5-HTP, Niacinamide).
      • Balance metabolism and cortisol production through adrenal and metabolic support
    • Sleep Hygeine
    • Sleep Hygeine Do’s and Dont
      • Go to sleep and wake at the same time each night
      • Make Bedroom as dark and cool as possible.
      • Don’t’ do anything in bed beside bed activities
      • remove all books and clutter from bedroom
      • only lie down when tired
      • avoid all beverages after 7 p.m
      • limit napping to less then 1 hour
      • Avoid stimulants (coffee, and nicotine)
      • Avoid alcohol before bed
      • Make a light snack before bedtime that is balanced in carbohydrates, proteins, and fats
      • develop an evening ritual
      • If you can’t fall asleep after 10 minutes get out of bed and do something relaxing
    • Bedtime Snacks
      • Almond/Poppy Seed Smoothie
      • Hummus and Baby Carrots
      • Greek Yogurt with Berries
      • Toast with Almond Butter
    • Progressive Muscle Relaxation
    • Valeriana
    • Passion Flower
    • Humulus
    • Natural Supplements
    • Summary
      • Sleep is essential to well-being
      • Is the cause of your insomnia serious?
      • An evaluation is valuable
      • Natural and Conventional alternatives.
      • Questions?