Claudia of The Gower Allergy Clinic introduces the Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique. With over 25 years in the medical field Claudia is also a fully qualified nurse.
An introduction to sleep problems
Sleep problems come near the top of health issues that prompt web searches.
An increasing number of people find that getting a good night’s sleep can be a real challenge. Estimates of the number of people suffering from sleep deprivation vary:
- It is said that up to 25% of the UK population have problems getting restful or good sleep
- Some studies suggest that up to 40% of people complain of having ‘sleep problems’
- Other studies indicate that between 23% and 34% of people suffer from problems sleeping including insomnia
Whatever the true figure is, it is clear that many people around us feel that they can’t sleep or have problems sleeping well.
Sleep problems are different from sleep disorders which are medical conditions that can affect your sleep, such as sleep apnoea.
In general, people experience three patterns of sleeping problems:
Difficulty getting to sleep – this is probably the most common. With normal sleep, you should be unconscious well within 30 minutes. However, some people find that it can take a few hours to fall asleep but once this is achieved, the quality of sleep is good
Poor quality sleep – on the other hand, there are those who have no problem getting to sleep but are light sleepers, waking up often with the slightest noise. Once awake, they have difficult falling back to sleep
Waking up early – this may or may not be a problem. Some people enjoy waking up at the crack of dawn to get on with their daily lives, uninterrupted by others. However, others who wake up early could suffer from low mood or depression.
Causes of Sleep Problems
Problems with sleep can be caused by a large number of factors. Despite this variety, they can in general be placed into two categories:
Lifestyle – these cover many factors from the environment in which you sleep, the amount of stress you are coping with, to your age. Having a new-born baby is definitely a change in lifestyle and is a common cause of sleep deprivation, and work stress is thought to contribute to the estimate that 60% of workers have their worst night’s sleep on a Sunday
Minor medical conditions – there are a number of medical conditions which could prevent you from sleeping well, ranging from a blocked nose – hay fever, chronic rhinitis & sinusitis – to menopausal symptoms, having an enlarged prostate and pain.
This is what clients say:
Gemma, chronic rhinitis – ‘my sleep has definitely improved and I have not had a headache’
Jan, chronic fatigue – ‘sleeping through the night without waking up’
Yanis 15 months, eczema – ‘mum can’t recall a time Yanis did not have a good night sleep since he started the sessions’
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In the September edition of Bay I will look at food and how you can harness the healing power of food to strengthen your immune system.