Why are we a nation plagued by insomnia? We have seen that so many of our patients are exhausted, but when it comes time to sleep, they have problems such as:

•  Racing thoughts before going to sleep

•  Restless sleep – tossing and turning without going into a deep sleep

•  Waking up at 2:00 or 3:00 am and not being able to go back to sleep

•  Hot flashes and night sweats which keep them up

Insomnia can be a sign of hormonal imbalance. If you do not wake refreshed, there is a need to investigate possible causes. Sleep is the time when the body heals – from illness, as well as overall rejuvenation. Sleep deprivation ultimately ages us.