Sleep Disorders

Women are 1.4 times more likely to have sleep disorders than men. In fact, 63% of women report having insomnia at least several times a week. Hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and during menopause contribute to sleep issues; therefore insomnia tends to increase with age.

Lack of adequate sleep can affect our daily function.

Feeling sleepy, having low energy, and trouble thinking clearly or concentrating are all effects of a poor quality sleep. It is during sleep that our brains rejuvenate themselves by dumping the garbage and clearing out the clutter; if we are not getting the required amount of sleep, our brains do not have time to heal and regenerate.

Making a decision to improve sleep means making a commitment to recognize and adjust areas of your life that may be affecting sleep. At The Balanced Women, we will guide you toward taking positive steps in improving healthy living. Maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding alcohol and caffeine and getting sufficient exercise, are all ways that help improve your sleep cycle. We will show you how adopting practices such as yoga and meditation can be beneficial to your health and relaxation as well.

Sleep Disorders - Adequate Sleep
Sleep Disorders - What Works Best

We are committed to finding what works best and feels most comfortable to you.

Some alternative therapies may include:

  • Acupuncture – the Chinese practice of inserting fine needles through the skin at specific points to cure disease, relieve pain, or promote healing
  • Guided Imagery – a technique in which individuals focus on mental images in order to evoke feelings of relaxation
  • Biofeedback – a non-drug treatment that teaches you to control bodily processes that are normally involuntary, such as muscle tension, blood pressure, or heart rate
  • Aromatherapy – the art and science of utilizing naturally extracted aromatic essences from plants to balance, harmonize, and promote the health of the body, mind, and soul

Regardless of your path, we are committed to finding what works best and feels comfortable to you.