Perhaps nothing is more important to your overall health than getting enough sleep.
Hands down: having your head on a pillow, eyes closed, . Enough sleep is essential.
“Sleep deficiency is so underreported and undiagnosed,” says Dale Guyer, MD, founder and medical director of The Guyer Institute.
“Through my years in integrative health, I’ve often communicated with patients to see if they have a sleep issue. If they do, we act.”
One step: a home sleep study – to see if you’re getting enough sleep. Yes, you can now test your sleep patterns in the convenience of your own house or apartment.
Snap Diagnostics has a product with which we and our patients have had great success.
The Guyer Institute can recommend and order the appropriate home assessment, and make sure it gets mailed to you
And: we counsel you after you get the results – about next steps.
Dr. Guyer says that getting enough sleep begins with a great routine. Steadily lower your light and distraction levels as your evening progresses. Turn off electronic devices about an hour before bedtime.
Getting enough sleep depends, also, on coffee intake. For most of you, it is not a good idea to drink coffee late in the day or in the evening.
Z’s are more important than cups.
How much sleep a person really needs is also variable. But you know it when you don’t get it.
Dr. Guyer definitely recommends: do the same thing night after night – to prepare your mind and body to slow down.
The Guyer Institute also often advises one or more of the following supplements to aid patients in getting enough sleep. They are time-tested, safe, and affordable.
All are available in capsule form in our Supplement Store.
An essential amino acid, tryptophan is a precursor for the neurotransmitter serotonin – and the hormone melatonin.
Research shows it may help with reducing anxiety, stress and depression. Dr. Guyer typically recommends taking 500-2000 mg nightly to aid with sleep.
A hormone produced in the pineal gland that regulates daily rhythms. As daylight fades to darkness, the pineal gland is “switched on,” promoting feelings of sleepiness.
Melatonin helps streamline that chemical process.
Added benefits include: increased immune function and decreased Inflammation. Dr. Guyer typically recommends taking 1-3 mg nightly.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid is an amino acid which acts as an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability. It may also help with mood and cognitive function. Dr. Guyer typically recommends 500-2000 mg nightly.
Do you know you need more and better sleep? The Guyer Institute is here to get you there.
Enough sleep is a path to improved health, richer beauty, stronger performance at work, and better relationships.
Take the first step. Call us at 317-580-9355 for a consultation.