Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders and affects millions of Americans nightly. Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms: difficulty falling asleep, waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep, waking up too early in the morning, and/or feeling un-refreshed upon waking.
Hormonal imbalances play a big part in most insomnia symptoms. Low estrogen and/or high Cortisol has you waking through the night or too early in the morning, while low Progesterone and/or Melatonin keeps you from falling asleep easily. Low Cortisol and/or thyroid in the morning leaves you feeling tired upon waking.
Daytime sleepiness is another common type of sleep disorder. Sleepiness during daylight hours may be due to insomnia at night, boredom, problems metabolizing carbohydrates, lack of exercise, narcolepsy, or adrenal fatigue (low Cortisol and/or DHEA levels during the day when they should be highest).
Correcting these imbalances as well as addressing mineral deficiencies which would lead to muscle tension or possibly restless leg syndrome, handles most sleep disorders. Homeopathy is also used for particular sleep issues that aren’t due to mineral deficiencies or hormonal imbalances.