“In the morning you beg to sleep more, in the afternoon you are dying to sleep, and at night you refuse to sleep.” ~ Unknown
Why Can’t I Sleep?
Almost nothing is worse than going to bed knowing you will struggle with sleep.
Approximately ⅔ of the world’s adult population struggles with sleep, which means you are normal!
Sleep problems are something that can be figured out and solved. If you could restore your sleep, would you want to read on?
This article discusses three main points:
- What Are the Approaches to Solving Sleep Problems?
- Who Can Help Me with My Sleep?
- How Does Tiger Medical Solve My Sleep Problem?
What Are the Approaches to Solving Sleep Problems?
There is a myriad of approaches to solving sleep problems. On the guessing end of the spectrum are too many choices in the local supplement store, claiming they solve all your sleep problems.
On Facebook, Instagram, or your favorite social media platform, you can find many who hang a shingle, claiming to be sleep experts.
Our recommendation at Tiger Medical is a more rigorous approach. Sleep disturbances are often a symptom of a more significant problem.
Talking to non-medical individuals and jumping from one supplement to another will usually result only in disappointment.
On the medical front, you can choose between traditional medicine, dentistry, and functional medicine.
Traditional medicine is practiced in the typical primary care office staffed by MD’s and DO’s. Based on your responses to their questions, these capable professionals will examine you, prescribe medication, or refer you to a mental health professional, dentist, or sleep center for an in-patient sleep study.
Dentists will work on airway obstructions with a dental appliance, while a sleep center will rule out Sleep Apnea or not and utilize a CPAP for the solution.
Apnea is an actual condition that must be ruled out when analyzing sleep disorders.
A functional medicine doctor will approach a sleep disorder from a root cause methodology. This means testing of hormones, extensive blood tests, and an investigation into your habits around sleep and other lifestyle habits.
From this array of data points, lifestyle changes and supplementation will be recommended to solve your sleep disorder. Like a traditional doctor, a functional doctor will want to rule out any airway obstructions with a sleep study, either in-patient or a home study.
Who Can Help Me with My Sleep?
Primary care physicians, dentists, and sleep specialists at sleep centers are all sources of solving your sleep disorder.
A functional medicine doctor can also get to the root cause and relieve sleep problems. At times, mental health conditions can lead to sleep disturbances in the case of anxiety and depression, and other mental health conditions.
We recommend avoiding non-clinical individuals hanging shingles online, claiming to have the secret sauce to sleep problem resolution.
How Does Tiger Medical Solve My Sleep Problem?
The Tiger Medical approach is, first and foremost, functional. We are a root cause, cellular-based medicine clinic. Our clinicians will evaluate advanced testing and any environmental factors that work against your sleep.
It begins with extensive testing, which includes genetic testing. We often find our clients have genetic markers that set them for a higher propensity for sleep disturbances.
The great thing about gene markers is that there are evidence-based ways to support those gene markers to help improve sleep. Additional testing looks at blood markers and hormone data, including the cortisol cycle, microbiome testing, and advanced brain and cardiovascular imaging.
Tiger physicians will take this mosaic of health data to formulate a particular and customized set of treatments and lifestyle changes to resolve physiological imbalances contributing to your sleep disturbances.
Tiger’s staff also focuses on autonomic nervous system balance. Your stress response and recovery happen in the autonomic nervous system. Tiger coaches teach you how to balance your autonomic nervous system on demand each day. Additionally, Tiger coaches teach you the fundamentals of sleep hygiene.
Autonomic balance, sleep hygiene, and a customized treatment plan synergizes with the 8 Tiger health habits to rebuild your sleep over 12 - 18 months. The Tiger approach takes time but delivers enduring solutions that can be sustained.
What Are My Next Best Steps?
If, based on the information you have reviewed here on our website, you feel Tiger is a good fit, then the next best step is to go here to book a call with a Tiger Professional.
In this first call, the entire meeting is about learning your history, struggles, and goals. We want to ensure that you are a good fit for our program and that our Tiger team can help you resolve your challenges.
It’s time to make yourself patient number one and embrace self-care.
The first step in that process is to meet with us to learn how!
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