Insomnia

Insomnia

Condition Description

A condition under which one has trouble falling or staying asleep. Some individuals fall asleep easily but wake up too soon thereafter or have interrupted sleep, often still feeling tired

Common Symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep or remaining asleep
  • Lack of deep sleep
  • Chronic tiredness
  • Often associated with other symptoms like anxiety, depression, fatigue

 

Underlying Causes

  • Insomnia is a symptom for a range of underlying problems that can be psychological, physical or a combination of both
  • Physical causes include excessive stimulants in the form of caffeine, chocolate, prescription drugs, or illegal narcotics. Many over-the-counter aspirin and acetaminophen preparations have caffeine.
  • Environmental causes include food allergies, yeast overgrowth, and chemical sensitivity
  • Nutritional deficiencies, such as magnesium
  • Hormonal imbalances like low progesterone in women may cause insomnia
  • Sleep apnea or any condition causing tissue hypoxia (low oxygen)

Traditional Approach

  • Address psychological stress
  • Sedatives like Zaleplon (Sonata), Eszopiclone (Lunesta), and Zolpidem (Ambien)
  • Benzodiazepine receptor agonists like Triazolam (Halcion), Estazolam (Prosom), and Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Tricyclic antidepressants like Amitriptyline (Elavil), Doxepin (Sinequan), and Nortriptyline (Pamelor)
  • Non-tricyclic antidepressants like Trazadone (Desyrel), and Nefazodone (Serazone)

EHC Approach

  • First identify potential underlying causes like the use of prescription drugs
  • Reduce exposure to stimulants like caffeine, chocolate and alcohol. Even drinking caffeine in the morning can cause insomnia in some.
  • Identify and treat any environmental causes
  • Magnesium and melatonin at night to induce natural sleep. Magnesium’s natural effect on brain is calming it.
  • Natural herbs like chamomile tea, valerian, passionflower, or amino acids like L-theanine, and 5-hydroxytryptophan

Success Stories

 

Condition Treated:

Magnesium Deficiency and SIFO

Symptoms:

Stomach pain, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pain

Initials:

L.B.

Age:

31

Story:

“I have only just been seeing Dr. Sultan for 6 weeks. I came to him with a very long list of complaints. Severe and agonizing stomach pains, chronic fatigue, insomnia, joint/ muscle pains, the list goes on. For approximately 5 years I felt like I was barely living. I was depressed, exhausted, in pain and confused as to why doctors could not help me. I was also skeptical of what Dr. Sultan said he could do. Today just 6 weeks since starting treatment. I came to the office gleaming! I am already feeling much better! I was able to mark numerous improvements on my charts rather than countless complaints. Those agonizing stomach pains are essentially gone! Joint and muscle pain over 75% better. I am sleeping more sound and although I am still experiencing fatigue it is improving day by day. Although my life circumstances remain the same, I find myself handling anxiety and depression far better. I am very much looking forward to continuing treatment and feeling better and healthier through it! Dr. Sultan has my complete trust!” April 2018

 

Condition Treated:

Severe Fatigue, Body Aches

Initials:

Aaron's mother (Aaron B)

Date:

08/30/05

Story:

Aaron is 15 years old. He was sick from the 3rd day of birth. He was always very tired and slept all the time. He was very sick in the fall of the year every year, which affected his life at school. By the time he was in the 2nd half of 8th grade he had chronic sinusitis, constant diarrhea, body aches, food (dairy) sensitivities/allergy. He was so tired, he had to be home schooled. He was very, very hard to wake up when he was asleep, and also had insomnia. Aaron was diagnosed as being allergic to molds and dust, grass, cats, dairy and tobacco smoke. He is gluten intolerant. He has Candidiasis. He also has been diagnosed with low blood magnesium and low calcium. He has low thyroid function. he is better now! He goes to school and comes home with energy. He is happy and so much healthier. His symptoms are clear as long as he does what Dr. Sultan says. It is amazing.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Extreme Fatigue, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches

Initials:

J. P.

Date:

08/08/96

Story:

Upon first coming to Dr. Sultan, I had the above symptoms as well as too many to list. Now just 6 months later, all symptoms have improved and in most cases disappeared. I believe if I had not found help, the depression would have taken my life. I am grateful and always thankful.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

Condition Treated:

Extreme Fatigue, Depression, Insomnia, Headaches

Initials:

G. B.

Date:

05/24/95

Story:

Upon first coming to Dr. Sultan, I had the above symptoms as well as too many to list. Now just 6 months later, all symptoms have improved and in most cases disappeared. I believe if I had not found help, the depression would have taken my life. I am grateful and always thankful.

Dr. Sultan’s Comments:

N/A

 

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