Insomnia/Waking up at night
Do you toss and turn during the night? Does your mind race with thoughts, preventing you from falling asleep? Do you wake up during the night with anxiety or hot flashes and find it hard to fall back asleep? If you answered yes to any of these questions, chances are, you have a hormone imbalance. The good news is, when you balance your hormones naturally, you will begin to see improvement in your sleep right away!
Why can’t I fall asleep at night?
Throughout the day, our bodies are bombarded with stress. Stress from work, raising a family, over-exercising, environmental toxins, artificial light, and more. This stress raises our cortisol levels to help protect us. If you are under constant stress, like most women, your body can not keep up with the demand for cortisol. As a result, your body begins to steal your progesterone to convert it to cortisol. When this happens, your body becomes dominant in estrogen. When estrogen isn’t properly balanced by progesterone, symptoms such as anxiety, restlessness, and trouble sleeping occur. Progesterone is your best friend when it comes to falling asleep. Progesterone is calming in nature and helps to regulate your mood, increase relaxation, and stabilize your blood sugar. Progesterone also increases the production of GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps you fall asleep.
Why do I wake up throughout the night?
Waking up during the night is more than likely an issue with your blood sugar crashing. Why does blood sugar crash? Two reasons. The first is not eating anything for a long period of time. The second is consuming sugar or alcohol close to bedtime or without healthy protein and fat to stabilize its impact on your blood sugar levels. When either of these occur, your blood sugar will crash, alarming your body to produce cortisol, waking you up.
How can BeBalanced help me fall asleep faster and sleep soundly through the night?
At BeBalanced, our programs work with your body to naturally balance your hormones through a combination of a blood sugar stabilizing diet, natural supplementation, and relaxation tools to help lower your cortisol levels and balance insulin. When your hormones are balanced, not only will your blood sugar stabilize, but your mood, sleep, energy levels, and metabolic function will also improve!
Take the first step towards a better night’s sleep by scheduling a consultation with one of our compassionate specialists. Together, we will help you find your balance, and get those oh so important zzz’s to take on whatever the day may bring.