Let’s look at how to cure insomnia naturally. This is going to step on a few toes, so be forewarned, I’m going to debunk a few pretty solid ideas that people and even most doctors think believe about how the human body works.
First of all, humans are naturally meant to sleep a lot more than they do. Believe it or not, nine and a half hours is ideal, at least in the winter months. After all, what did humans do for almost 200,000 years before artificial light? When it got dark they went to sleep and got up when it got light! It’s pretty obvious, but there are studies to back that up.
So, why do you have trouble sleeping? What does this modern world throw at us that our ancient ancestors didn’t have? Stress is the answer. We have a LOT more stress than they had thousands of years ago.
Excess stress is the primary cause of adrenal fatigue. And, the cause of most sleep problems is adrenal fatigue, something that most doctors don’t even recognize as a condition at all.
The adrenal glands produce a hormone called cortisol, as well as other hormones, in response to stress. This article focuses on cortisol levels and how they affect sleep.
When there is a lot of stress the adrenals can become exhausted from making all that extra hormone. With adrenal fatigue comes an irregularity in how much cortisol is released as well as when it is released. This is the key to why adrenal fatigue causes sleep disorders.
Why aren’t people hungry when they first wake up in the morning? At least most people. It’s been hours since dinner, much longer than most people go through the day without eating. The reason is that cortisol is released at night to keep blood sugar up so hunger doesn’t wake you. One of cortisol’s actions is bringing blood sugar up, and hunger comes from low blood sugar.
So, if the adrenals are fatigued, then blood sugar will go down during the night which will wake you up. This is one form of insomnia; waking in the night and not being able to go back to sleep.
During the day cortisol is released when there is an emergency, which should be relieved within a few minutes. Once the stressful situation is passed the body can go back to balance which means cortisol levels go back to normal.
When there is a lot of stress like the modern world has to offer, the body gets over amped and doesn’t get a chance to go back to its normal balance. Consequently, cortisol levels are high at bed time which makes it hard or even impossible to go to sleep.
How to cure insomnia naturally is to treat the adrenal glands. There are a lot of ways to do this, but the protocols I give in my book, Adrenal Fatigue — Get Your Life Back, are the most effective I’ve ever seen. I got them from a natural healer who tested them with hundreds of clients using saliva tests to see the real changes in cortisol levels. Of course, there’s more to it than just treating with herbs and supplements, so the book goes into other factors that need to be addressed as well.
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