Few things are more disruptive to your health and quality of life than insomnia. Mary Luther, DC, of Metabolic Weight Loss Centers in Wheaton and Lombard, Illinois, understands just how distressing insomnia is, and offers a path toward better sleep during the night and improved energy during the day. If you’d like to learn more, come in for a one-on-one consultation. Scheduling is as simple as a phone call or a few moments on the online booking page.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling asleep or struggle to stay asleep during the night. Some men and women encounter brief bouts of insomnia linked to stress or anxiety. For others, insomnia is a chronic condition that happens three or more times each week for a period of three or more months.
The primary symptom of insomnia is difficulty falling asleep, but there are other signs of the condition to be aware of. If you suffer from the following, you may have insomnia:
If this sounds familiar, you may be one of the estimated 40 million Americans who experience insomnia each year.
Weight gain and insomnia are closely connected. When you carry excess pounds, your body is placed under significant strain. You (or your sleep partner) may notice an increase in snoring as you struggle to get enough air during the night.
You might also develop restless leg syndrome, a persistent discomfort in your legs that happens during the evening hours. Researchers believe dopamine, a chemical messenger that helps you sleep, may play a causal role in restless leg syndrome.
Unfortunately, weight gain and sleep disruptions can create a negative cycle. As you gain weight, your body struggles to get sufficient rest each night. That leads to sleep deprivation, which changes the way your body stores and burns fat. The more weight you gain, the worse your quality of sleep becomes and the less energy you have to make positive lifestyle changes.
At Metabolic Weight Loss Centers, every weight-loss journey begins with a professional body composition analysis. This in-depth evaluation breaks down the distribution of muscle, fat, water, and bone tissue within your body.
The next step is genetic testing to learn more about how your body processes food into energy. The results are used to craft your customized eating plan, which gives your body exactly what it needs to thrive.
Don’t let the excess weight get in the way of a good night’s sleep or your overall health and wellness. Call Metabolic Weight Loss Centers today to book an appointment, or try the simple online scheduling tool.