Saturday Symptoms - Sleep
Sleep loss alters immune function and immune challenges alter sleep. Therefore the less you sleep the more impaired your immune system and then when your immune system is impaired it is a challenge to sleep….and so the spiralling continues….
Thing is it can sometimes be a challenge to ensure that we ‘get’ all the sleep that our bodies need.
So how do you get off the merry-go-round of ensuring that you are able to sleep. There are many supports available to you, but Kinesiology looks for the root cause of why your system is challenged and why this challenge is impacting on your sleep. You are unique and your body will need support unique to it’s requirements.
However one of the first supplements to consider when looking into supporting the ‘sleep’ system is magnesium. Magnesium is a mineral that is a co-factor for over 300 enzymes in the body. It has many roles including contributing to the normal functioning of the nervous system and normal psychological function.
Another support is Montmorency cherry which is a natural source of melatonin (the sleep hormone). These should both be considered during a Kinesiology session but only suggested if they are priority.
Ooooh and did you know about Melatonin? This is the chemical that is known as the sleep hormone. You may have heard about it’s ‘sister’ Serotonin (the happy hormone). Serotonin is involved in wakefulness, sleep onset, and preventing REM sleep. It’s also required to produce melatonin.
So when sleep get’s you down and you feel upset by this challenge Serotonin takes an impact and therefore upsets the melatonin balance too – here we go again with the spiral!
If you are challenged with your sleep and need support Kinesiology will work with your body to understand the root challenge and the support your system needs to balance and sleep well.