Learn to Sleep Well - 4 Dimensions of Wellness

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How To Achieve Quality Sleep
Candii Dana, June 30, 2013
Are you getting the right kind of sleep?
Are you getting the amount of sleep you need each night?
▪ 50-70 million Americans suffer from some type of sleep disorder
(Sigurdson, 2007)
▪ Sleep disturbances can lead to difficulties that each of us can
▪ Increased health risks for serious conditions and disease states
▪ Lower life expectancy
(Hublin, 2007)
▪ 15% increase in mortality risk from all causes with <5 hours a night
(Patel, 2004)
Now you know what you are suffering from:
Where do you go from here?
▪ Lifestyle Improvements
▪ Manual Alternative/Complementary Therapies
▪ Mind – Body Modality Therapies
▪ Herbs, Vitamins and Nutritional Supplements
▪ Alternative Western Therapies
▪ Mainstream Therapies
and Healing
Valerian Root
Calcium and
amino acid
that address
and physical
Alternative Western
Herbs, Vitamins, NS
Mind-body Therapies
Manual Therapies
Lifestyle Improvements
Available solutions:
Lifestyle Improvements:
▪ Caffeine
▪ Alcohol
▪ Exercise
▪ Meals
▪ Bedroom
Alternative Manual & Mind Body Therapies:
▪ Massage
▪ Acupuncture
▪ Reflexology
▪ Meditation
▪ Guided Imagery
▪ Music
▪ Yoga
▪ Tia Chi
Herbs, Vitamins & Nutritional Supplements:
▪ Valerian Root
▪ Skullcap
▪ Calcium and Magnesium
▪ B-5
▪ L-Theanine (Amino Acid)
▪ Can be combined with massage
▪ Designed with the individual in mind
▪ Typically blended with two – four oils
Prescription Medications:
▪ Have you tried all the possible solutions?
▪ Talk to your healthcare provider about all the options
▪ What your neighbor takes is not always right for you
▪ Track what is experienced:
▪ Are you waking up at the same time each night?
▪ Do you go back to sleep after waking up?
▪ Have a hard time falling asleep?
▪ Do you sleep soundly or light?
What is right for you:
Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are estimated to cost
Americans over $100 billion annually in lost productivity,
medical expenses, sick leave, and property and
environmental damage (Lewis, 1992).
By addressing good sleep hygiene practices, herbal
remedies, proper nutritional supplements and
complementary alternatives , you don’t have to rely on
prescription medications.
Valuable Resources:
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
National Institute of Health. http://nccam.nih.gov
Free online lectures about Alternative Medicine: NCCAM Online Continuing Education
Series. National Institute of Health. https://nccam.nih.gov/training/videolectures
Strengthening Knowledge and Understanding of Nutritional Supplements: Office of
Dietary Supplements. http://ods.od.nih.gov
Sleep Disorders and CAM: At a Glance: (NCCAM).
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