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Insomnia is a common medical complaint characterized by the inability to get a sufficient amount of sleep at night. This could be due to difficulty falling asleep or trouble staying asleep for an appropriate amount of time. Individuals with insomnia may also have fatigue or anxiety during the day due to lack of quality sleep during the night.
It is now understood that insomnia may be caused or influenced by chronic inflammatory issues, which affect sleep patterns by altering brain and hormone chemistries. The root causes of inflammation (infections, allergies, hypersensitivities, and/or intestinal permeability) should be evaluated in relation to sleep difficulties.
A New Scientific Approach to Insomnia
Many individuals with sleep difficulties are currently taking a variety of prescription medications to assist with sleep. Most of these medications work by altering brain signaling via neurotransmitter modulation. Assessment of neurotransmitters may be beneficial in selecting and monitoring treatment. NeuroScience, Inc. has neurotransmitter tests specifically designed to assess the biochemical imbalances that may be contributing to sleep difficulties.
- trouble falling asleep
- trouble staying asleep
- waking feeling unrefreshed