- Insomnia & sleep problems -

Sleep problems, such as insomnia, are increasingly common in our society.

They are often treated with medication, making this sector of the pharmaceutical industry one of its fastest growing. However, most of these treatments do not consider the cause of the problem. In many cases, medications can exacerbate it and cause undesirable side effects.

If you are experiencing sleep problems, you will no doubt understand the toll it can take on your body, mind and overall quality of life.

Not only will you feel tired and lacking energy, but you might be struggling with weight gain because of soaring cortisol levels, experiencing memory difficulties or muscular aches and pains. When we are feeling this way, our relationships with other people often suffer and we are not able to enjoy life as much as we otherwise would.

At The Nature of Balance, we take a holistic approach to sleep problems starting with understanding the cause, which is often stress or a change in situation or routine.

From there, we work with clients to reduce stress and help them to process any changes that are impeding their ability to sleep. Yoga, meditation and acupuncture can also be used, as can following simple sleep hygiene practices such as avoiding caffeine after 4pm and keeping regular bed and wake times.

If you are experiencing sleep problems, it can sometimes feel like you will never have a good night’s sleep again. With the right help, you will be able to achieve deep, restful sleep on a regular basis, enjoying the many physical, mental and emotional benefits that brings each day.