Tired but Wired

Often we cannot sleep as we are so stressed during the day that we can’t unwind at night.  We feel tired but we are wired!

Stress is the body’s heightened physiological response to stimuli, both good and bad. The adrenal glands secrete stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline that are associated with a range of effects on our minds and bodies, including a rapid rise in alertness, heart rate, and/or blood pressure. These hormones act together as a normal emergency response mechanism in response to a temporary stressful situation. However, frequent and sustained release of these hormones can result in a weakened immune response, an over-active and worried mind, and damage to our bodies’ tissues and systems.

What can help?

Nervine herbs can specifically help support the nervous system. Their varieties include tonics like skullcap, mildly calming herbs like catnip and chamomile, and stronger relaxants like valerian root and hops. They are used to help relieve normal muscle tension, circular thoughts, wakeful nights, and the occasional worry we all experience from time to time. Some of these herbs provide multiple nervine actions. Skullcap is one such herb: it helps reduce muscle tension, calm worried thoughts, and also nourishes the nervous system. Others, such as oat tops, are not necessarily noticeably relaxing to the physical body, but help support healthy nerve function with regular use. 

Adaptogenic herbs help restore overall balance and strengthen the functioning of the body.  They may help improve focus and support normal immune system functioning

They are be safe, non-toxic, and non-habit-forming, even when taken over a long period of time. When taken daily as a tea or extract, these herbs can help improve your mental functioning and allow your body to adapt more easily to stressful situations by curtailing an overactive adrenal response.  Chose from Maca to balance your energy and hormones, Ashwaganda for the Adrenals, if you wake at 3am and need a sugar boost at 3pm, you would likely benefit from this herb.  Moringa helps with mood stability and serotonin levels.  

Not sure which herb you should take.  Make an appointment with Jude.

    Sleep Clinic Special – Tuesday October 20th 2020

    If you would like to sleep better and live better book an appointment with Jude at https://judecorfield.com/sleep/

    Tell me about it

    I would be really interested to hear about the sleep issues you are having and what has and hasn’t worked for you. Leave a comment below. 

    Work with me

    If you would like to discuss your sleep issues with me directly to see how I can help, just send me a message via the contact form here on the website – https://judecorfield.com/contact/ or message me on Facebook – m.me/judecorfieldhomeopathy.

     

    Jude Corfield R S Hom (NA)  judehomeopath@live.ca