New England School of Homeopathy

Insomnia and Other Sleep Issues

If you struggle to fall or stay asleep, you are not alone. Forty percent of American adults get less sleep than the nightly seven-hour minimum recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of chronic disease, impact metabolism and hormone production, worsening cognitive and motor performance, and wreak havoc on your overall health. Studies show that a good night’s sleep improves learning and problem-solving skills. Sleep also helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative. Lifestyle and environmental factors, psychosocial issues, and medical conditions can all influence sleep problems. Applying lifestyle changes and gentle natural medicine approaches can help!

Find below articles by Dr. Amy Rothenberg that explore how we think about insomnia and work to understand and address underlying causes of not sleeping well.

Go To Sleep! Chronic Insufficient Sleep Another Risk Factor for Dementia
Medium, April 2021

How do Naturopathic Doctors Treat Insomnia and Other Sleep Problems?
Institute for Natural Medicine

Stuck in the Benzo Trap? Keep calm and get off these prescription meds for good – with help from natural medicine
Homeopathy Today, Spring 2020

Sweet Dreams: Back to School and Sleeping Better: Homeopathic help for Insomnia
Homeopathy Today, Autumn 2019

 

Co-Factors which can Contribute to Sleep Issues

AGING and issues with sleep can sometimes go hand in hand. Here are some articles related to Healthy Aging you might find on interest.

ANXIETY:

RESTORED: Intrusive, obsessive thoughts troubled him for 40 years, one remedy relieved him
Homeopathy Today, Summer 2017

When the Fabric of Safety is Shattered: Healing from tragedies, terror & violence – natural help for PTSD
Homeopathy Today, Autumn 2016

Work/Life Juggle: Naturopathic Approaches to Anxiety
Medium, December 2019

DEPRESSION:

Are your meds making you depressed?
Medium, June 2018

Beating the Winter Blahs: Shining a Light on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Homeopathy Today, Winter 2015

New Year’s Resolutions: Increasing Energy and Resolve
Homeopathy Today, January/February 2005

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How to Get from SAD to Glad
interview with Amy Rothenberg ND for Taste for Life

PAIN:

Heading Off The Misery Of Migraines: After 40 Years Of Suffering, This Teacher Gets Her Life Back!
Homeopathy Today, Winter 2009

Natural Relief for Migraine Headache Symptoms
Institute for Natural Medicine

Thoughts on Pain Relief and Pain Management

STRESS:

Burned-out supermom bounces back, loosens up: The Perfect Mother – she home-schools, cooks organic & runs a tight ship
Homeopathy Today, Summer 2009

It is Time to Stress Detox? Stress is a Daily Toxin that Leads to Health Issues
Institute for Natural Medicine

Rosemary Essential Oil Benefits for Stress and Cognition Make It Worth Sniffing
interview with Amy Rothenberg ND for Well + Good

Stress isn’t all bad: a stressed-out lawyer gets pain relief and more
Homeopathy Today, January 2004

Tis the Season to be Stressed Out, Fa-la-la-la-la…How to survive and thrive instead!
Homeopathy Today, November/December 2005

WEIGHT:

Here’s to a Lighter HEALTHIER YOU: Smart steps to slim down – a whole-person approach
Homeopathy Today, Spring 2021

I Packed on the COVID 15. How Can I Prevent More Weight Gain?
Institute for Natural Medicine

Whole Person Approach to Metabolic Syndrome: Hypertension, High Cholesterol, Pre-diabetes, & Obesity
Homeopathy Today, Winter 2011

Why Can’t I Lose Weight?: The Role of Obesogens in Our Obesity Epidemic
Medium, November 2020