How Can A Naturopath Help With My Insomnia?

By: Dr. Lesley D'Souza, ND, Apr 02, 2020
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Naturopathy Medicine for People Suffering from Insomnia

Yes! Insomnia is defined as the inability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and/or waking up early in the morning. It can lead to fatigue, lack of concentration, irritability, anxiety, learning disabilities, and depression.

There are many possible causes of insomnia:

  • Stress, Anxiety, Depression
  • Hormone imbalances: menopause, pregnancy
  • Medications
  • Travel
  • Shift work
  • Chronic pain
  • GERD
  • Caffeine
  • Sleep apnea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Poor sleep hygiene

Natural Treatments for Insomnia:

Naturopathic doctors are highly trained to identify the possible factors contributing to insomnia, and once the cause or causes are identified, a safe and effective individualized treatment plan will be given. This may include stress management techniques, correcting hormone imbalances, acupuncture, dietary and lifestyle recommendations, botanicals to help balance the sleep-wake cycle and relax the mind and body.

Naturopathic Doctor in Oakville, ON

Dr. Lesley D’Souza, ND began her studies at the University of Toronto, obtaining a Bachelors of Science in Human Biology with a minor in psychology. She then received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine at The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, Ontario which is an accredited four-year, intensive post-graduate naturopathic medical program. As part of her studies, Dr. Lesley completed a twelve-month internship at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, the largest naturopathic clinic in North America. 

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