Can't Get to Sleep or Stay Asleep Lately ?
Everyone has trouble sleeping occasionally, caused by normal life factors, such as long, stressful work days, family problems or other worries, or simply because of what or how much we ate too soon before going to bed. However, if you're having trouble falling asleep most nights or aren't able to stay asleep long enough to feel rested and restored in the morning, waking after just a couple of hours, this sort of sleep problem can have far-reaching effects on your health, well-being and general quality-of-life.
Insomnia and other sleep disorders are increasingly common today, an issue largely attributed to the fast-paced, high-stress lifestyle of the average American. However, if your sleep problems have suddenly appeared as you've approached midlife, there may be a simpler explanation; Hormonal imbalance. Whether you are a woman entering perimenopause or a man who has begun to feel the effects of andropause, you should know that the natural decline in the production of sex hormones that occur at this time can cause a variety of hormonal symptoms, and trouble sleeping is among the most common of these.
Declining, fluctuating or imbalanced hormones can interfere with sleep in a number of ways. Sex hormones influence melatonin levels in the body, an interaction that can cause sleep disturbances when hormonal balance is disturbed. Hormonal imbalances or deficiencies often produce hot flashes and night sweats that can interrupt sleep, as well as anxiety, irritability or even restless leg syndrome, all of which can keep a person awake at night. Additionally, both men and women become more prone to developing sleep apnea as midlife hormonal changes occur, and those who already have the condition may see an increase in its severity.
So if you're approaching midlife and have suddenly begun to find getting a good night's sleep a challenge, see your doctor to rule out any underlying health problems that might be contributing to the problem. Once you've done that, having your hormone levels tested is your next step. If hormonal irregularities are found, they can be corrected – safely and effectively – with natural, bioidentical hormone supplements. Improved hormonal balance can restore your ability to sleep soundly, allowing you to wake feeling refreshed, recharged and ready to face the challenges of your day.

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Hormone Assessment

Answering these questions will help us assess your needs and how Nova Health Therapy can best serve you.

Do you suffer from hot flashes?
Do you have night sweats?
Do you notice yourself feeling more stressed, anxious and nervous?
Have you gained weight, especially in your abdomen, hips, buttocks and thighs?
Do you have trouble sleeping?
Is it getting harder to remember things?
Do you feel depressed?
Do you feel irritable, impatient or angry, without control over your emotions?
Are you experiencing painful intercourse?
Please Describe Your Symptoms