Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Sleep Hygiene

Who could use more sleep? I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who would say no to that question. I think as a whole, most of us are sleep deprived, whether it is lack of time to sleep or just poor quality. Sleep is very important for brain function. I like to think of sleep as the reset button for your brain. Just like our phones or computers that tend to slow down or freeze when you have them on for long periods of time, our brains are similar. You need to reset your phone or computer every once in a while. When it comes to the brain, you need to reset it every night.

There are some medical issues that could affect your sleep. The first step is to rule them out with the help of your medical provider. For example, sleep apnea is a very common cause of poor sleep quality. If you snore, wake up unrefreshed, and feel tired or fatigued all day, you may have sleep apnea. You’ll need a sleep study where they can actually monitor your sleep patterns and then start treatment with a CPAP machine. Sleep apnea robs you of the deep restorative stages of sleep. Or if you have hyperthyroidism, you will likely have difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep. These are conditions that your medical provider will investigate and then treat.

There are some things you can do on your own to help improve your sleep quality and quantity. The goal is to increase the amount of stage III and REM sleep, which are the most restorative stages of sleep.

Keep in mind there is no quick fix for sleep issues. It takes time. If you stick with the above recommendations, you’ll eventually find yourself sleeping better and sleeping longer. By improving your rest quality and quantity, this will help improve your memory and mood as well. In a nutshell, good quality and quantity of rest helps clear out the gunk in the brain and gets you ready for the coming challenges of the next day. Sleep deprivation is additive as well. Your mind, memory, and mood will get worse and worse with every poor night of sleep. So, make sure you stick with your bedtime schedule. Your mind, mood, and energy level will thank you for it.

Sometimes we need help to kick start the rest recovery process. That’s where some of the above-mentioned suggestions can be useful. In addition, intravenous vitamin supplementation and functional medicine can help. At StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine, we strive for whole body health. We offer ketamine iv infusions for depression and other mood disorders, and we can provide IV vitamin supplementation for a boost in mood. As sleep impairment disrupts people’s moods, it is important to address and is a key component of the StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine treatment strategy.

At StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine, we’re committed to helping you access IV treatments quickly and safely. We offer a range of different nutrient therapies to suit your needs – and we can often offer same day appointments or a discreet home visit.

If you’re looking for IV therapy for burnout in the Chicago area, make an appointment with StrIVeMD Wellness and Ketamine by calling 847-213-0990 or email us here.

You Might Also Enjoy...

The fight against COVID-19 and Vaccine Choices

Coronavirus disease 2019, also known as COVID-19, has affected over 24 million Americans and caused over 408,000 deaths as of January 21, 2021.1 There is hope, as there are 2 main vaccines out and a third is on the way;

Stay Healthy in Greater Cincinnati

We are all so done with 2020! We hear the word COVID or pandemic and we start to cringe, turn the tv off, turn the radio off or close our web browser. So we ask, how do we maintain our physical and mental health?

Neurologic Effects of COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. The pandemic has affected so many lives and continues to do so. I have seen first-hand the potential devastating effects of this infection as a neurologist practicing in the outpatient and inpatient settings.