Do you struggle to fall asleep and stay asleep at night? Sleep is crucial to help your body rest and recuperate before starting another day. If you’re struggling with insomnia, it might be time to visit with a functional medicine professional and uncover the root cause of your insomnia. 

With our team at Senara Health and Health Center & Spa, we’ll work with you to better understand the source of your insomnia and find a holistic treatment that will fix that problem — and help you get a better night’s sleep. Request an appointment with our functional medicine team.

A woman lays on her back in bed with her hands over her eyes with a clock that says the time 3:41 am. Balance Your Hormones

Melatonin is a hormone that your body naturally produces to help you feel sleepy. Insomnia could be a sign that your body isn’t producing enough melatonin. This could be because of outside causes, like sleeping during the day or staring at a screen before bed, or from other factors, like perimenopause/menopause, low testosterone,  or other condition that negatively impacts your hormone levels.

By treating hormone imbalances with hormone replacement therapy or another natural treatment, like introducing vitamins or supplements into your diet, we can help reduce your symptoms of insomnia — and get you sleeping better at night.

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Check Your Thyroid

The thyroid is responsible for creating hormones that help regulate different functions in your body, like breathing or your body’s temperature. It’s not surprising that an overactive or underactive thyroid could disrupt your sleep, causing insomnia along with a variety of other symptoms.

With functional medicine, we want to look at the root cause of the problem. This means that while you might be looking for a solution for your insomnia, treating hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism with medications and supplements, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, dietary changes, or other natural treatment options will help fix the underlying problem while also helping you get a better night’s sleep.

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Food Sensitivity 

Insomnia could be a sign of sensitivity to certain foods, like gluten. A food sensitivity test to get a better understanding of how your body handles different foods. It could be that by changing your diet to avoid foods you’re sensitive to, you’ll see changes in your insomnia or ability to fall asleep. 

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Other Natural Treatment Options

Functional medicine offers a variety of natural treatment options, from lifestyle changes and self-care to acupuncture, hormone testing, or introducing new vitamins and supplements. Instead of guessing at what could be the cause of your insomnia, get to the root cause of the problem with our functional medicine experts.

Request a Functional Medicine Appointment

Whether you have trouble falling asleep at night or find yourself restless throughout the night, our team at Senara wants to help you get a better night’s sleep. Request a consultation with our functional medicine team at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria to Live Life Well. 

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