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Episode Info: Trouble Falling Asleep and/or Staying Asleep Still having trouble falling asleep? Have you tried the sleep hacks from the last episode and still not falling asleep? Sometimes, for some of us, our brains simply can’t create the right mixture of melatonin and other internal chemicals to allow for a sound sleep all night long. I want to preface this information – with 2 things – if sleep hygiene isn’t enough I encourage you to seek some help to overcome trouble falling asleep – I have a low cost sleep appointment available or find someone you can consult with that understands sleep at the physiological level. Second, when you are thinking sleep hygiene – those 6 steps I mentioned last week aren’t enough – make sure that you are being honest with yourself and that they are truly not working when you are saying “Audrey, I’m still having trouble falling asleep!” It’s easy in our overly busy and instant gratification world to want to continue watching our horror shows while playing on our phones and expect to take some herbs to ease our trouble falling asleep. Then use them nightly to drift off to sleep and wake up feeling bushy-tailed, But that won’t work forever, and can cause more problems in the long run – those problems we talked about last week – inflammation, immune system, hormone disruption, autoimmune triggers, the list goes on. Today we diving into the exact sleep remedies for when you are having trouble falling asleep and staying asleep when the 6 steps to good sleep aren’t enough. RESOURCES AND LINKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Transcript: Episode 116: Download 5 Steps You Can Take TODAY to Start Healing Your Autoimmune Disease  SLEEP CONSULT Free Mini Case Review:  Join the private group Wellness Circle: ________________________________ Say HI and join the conversation on social: Instagram: Facebook: ________________________________ Wondering if Functional and Integrative Help is right for you and your condition? Schedule a complimentary case review here. Trouble Falling Asleep and Staying Asleep Transcript (this is fairly raw transcript - there will be errors) Trouble Falling Asleep: When Sleep Hygiene doesn’t fix it Hopefully after episode 116 – you are starting to understand the importance of sleep, right? While you are sleeping – your body is working to restock your hormones, process serious toxins, repair tissue damage, re-arm the immune system with vital white blood cells, eliminate the effects of stress, and process those big heavy emotions. I like to use the analogy of a grocery store at night – from the outside when you pull up – not much...
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