Dietary Causes Of Insomnia

By | March 30, 2017

Insomnia Webinar Causes and Beating Insomnia Naturally

Okay, well, welcome, everyone. This is Nik Hedberg, and tonight we're talking about sleep disorders. And this one of my favoritetopics, just because it's something that I encounter a lot in practice. Many, many peoplehave issues with sleep, many chronically people. And it's really one of those fundamental thingsthat it's just very difficult to help someone get healthy when they're not getting a goodnight's sleep. Sleep is when your body repairs itself; it'swhen your body releases the greatest amount of growth hormone; it's when a lot of yourneurotransmitters in the brain, like serotonin, dopamine, etc. are restored and regeneratedwhile you're sleeping. Sleeping, of course,

reduces stress, and it's definitely becominga bigger and bigger problem in today's society for a variety of reasons. So tonight we're going to talk about threedifferent types of sleep disorders that we see. People can have one of these types, orthey can have a mixed type. But we have pretty good success getting people to sleep oncewe figure out what kind of type they are and what they do well on. Then, of course, theunderlying cause. So, these are really the main things thatreally cause sleep disruption, stress is obviously going to be number one. Stress raises cortisollevels, and then cortisol, when it's high,

that will prevent you from sleeping. And thenof course caffeine, coffee, black tea, chocolate, things like that. Caffeine, of course, stimulatesthe thyroid and the adrenal glands, giving you a false sense of energy. But there isa price to pay when you do consume caffeine for energy. Sugar and of course poor dietary choices,blood sugar imbalances. And one of the things that happens when you sleep is you're actuallyin a fasting state, a very long fast, up to six to eight hours on average. And so whenyou're fasting, your body has to maintain a stable blood sugar level, and if you'rebody is not able to do that, that's mainly

regulated by the liver, the pancreas and theadrenal glands. If you're body is not able to do that, regulate blood sugar while you'reasleep, that can wake you up. We'll talk a little bit more about that later. Light in the bedroom, and that can be anything,like from a clock radio, street lights coming in, computer lights, things like that, anykind of light. Even though your eyes are closed, the brain still picks up on light in the room,and that will disrupt your sleep. Lack of exercise, chronic infections, food sensitivities.Really the big food sensitivities are going to be gluten, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.

A magnesium deficiency, because magnesiumhas an overall calming effect on the nervous system, the brain and the muscular system.Just kind of relaxes everything. And television, watching television in bed,watching violence or traumatic movies or shows before bed, all of these things can contributeto sleep disruption. You would also want to add in there sex hormoneimbalances, especially in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. When progesteronelevels begin to drop, that can make it more difficult to get a good night's sleep. So let's begin with the Type 1 sleep disorder.This is going to be the most common type of

sleep disorder out there. This is mainly aserotonin or melatonin deficiency. So melatonin is the hormone produced in the brain thatreally puts you to sleep. Serotonin is the precursor to melatonin. The reason that people become depleted inserotonin and melatonin is basically due to chronic inflammation. So it's matter of figuringout where the inflammation is coming from. This can be genetic, these people tend tobe the worrier, always worrying about things, and these people will typically either havedifficulty falling asleep, and or staying asleep.

8 Warning Signs of Magnesium Deficiency

Hey guys. Axe here, Founder of draxe .Today, I'm going to share with you eight warning signs that you have magnesium deficiency,and there are many symptoms of magnesium deficiency that a lot of people have. So then, think about this, there is a goodchance that you have a health condition and if you just got more Magnesium in your diet,it could be gone for good. There are people suffering with eight common conditions thatif you just get more magnesium in your diet it is going to transform your health forever. According to recent research, 80% of Americansare Magnesium deficient. So, you've got to

get more Magnesium in your diet or at least80% of people do. The first warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is that if you have any form of a headache, whether it's a tension headacheor a migraine headache that's a big warning sign and one of the reasons is that magnesiumreally helps in relaxing muscles, it helps with overall cellular function, and so again,Magnesium is critical. If you have a headache, had any type of headacheat all, consider getting more magnesium foods in your diet or taking a magnesium supplement,and at the end, I'll share more with you about magnesium foods and supplements.

The number two sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you get muscle cramps. Now, a lot of the times people think that that'spotassium and it can be, but it's also magnesium. And so again, if you are an athlete or let'ssay you're laying sic in bed at night and you ever get muscle cramps or if you strugglewith muscle cramps on a regular basis, you are magnesium deficient. You really want to work on increasing bothpotassium intake and magnesium intake if you get muscle cramps. The third warning sign that you're magnesiumdeficient is if you have osteoporosis or if

you have osteopenia or any type of weak musclesor weak bones, or you get injured easily. You know Magnesium is a major building blockof your muscles. And listen to this, a lot of people will goand take a calcium supplement without even taking a magnesium supplement for your bodyto even use calcium. You have to have magnesium. So again, magnesium, it's critical for buildingstrong bones. So, it's essential that children are gettingmagnesium rich foods, adults', especially aging women, are getting magnesium foods andsupplements on a regular basis. The fourth warning sign that you are magnesiumdeficient is if you have diabetes or imbalanced

blood sugar. If you tend to eat somethingand then afterwards you get really tired. In fact if you're one of those people thathits the sort of two o'clock coma at work after lunch, that's a big warning sign thatyou are magnesium deficient. So, again if you have diabetes or you havelow energy levels, or even have adrenal fatigue, those are warning signs that you're not gettingenough magnesium in your diet. The reason is that magnesium is a criticalmineral for improving glucose absorption and really balancing out your blood sugar. Youreally have to have magnesium for cellular function.

The fifth warning sign, you may have highblood pressure. So blood pressure issues, if you have high blood pressure on a bloodpressure medication, magnesium has been shown to be one of the best natural remedies tonaturally lower or balance out your blood pressure. The sixth warning sign that you have a magnesiumdeficiency is if you struggle with insomnia or not being able to sleep at night, and thatincludes both not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep during the night or even wakingup early on a consistent basis. You need magnesium for that.

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