Having Trouble Staying Asleep?

Having Trouble Staying Asleep?

Welcome to Regenerate You, I’m Dr. Nirvana!

Ahhh sleep…it’s something we all yearn for when we just can’t seem to get enough and some of us go to all lengths to catch our Z’s as it slips further and further out of our control. And if we hear one more time, “just get to bed earlier”, we may just lose our minds!

So, how come you’re still so tired? The answer may surprise you. If you are not able to stay asleep and are waking up during the night between the hours of 2-4am, your hormones may be to blame.

On this episode of Rengerate You™, I discuss which hormone is most often the root cause of your dreaded insomnia, and what you can do to naturally address it.

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How to Know if Your Hormones are Imbalanced

How to Know if Your Hormones are Imbalanced

Welcome to my Podcast, Regenerate You! I’m Dr. Nirvana and in this episode, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances and what you can do to heal your body by regenerating your hormonal health.

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And remember, when you regenerate, there’s a new you, everyday!

Regenerative Health Program™

Regenerative Health Program™

The Regenerative Health Program™

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By allowing me to help you, you are about to end your battle with fatigue, lack of confidence, a constant state of discomfort, mood swings, painful periods and a simple lack luster for life.

How can my Regenerative Health Program™ help you? Let’s discuss how I will reprogram every cell of your body, to come back to life.

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Navigating your own health is similar to starting a new recipe without knowing how to cookYou have an idea of what ingredients to use, but have no idea how to put it all together.

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I’m dedicated in helping you have a firm grasp on understanding why your health turned upside down, while supporting your decisions to choose whichever path you prefer in the healing process.



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On which ingredients to buy and how to put the recipe together. I take your entire picture, along with your labs, to to paint a clear picture of how you got to where you are, what to do to fix it, and what’s coming down the pipeline if you don’t act now.

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My job is to teach you how to care for your body so well that you know exactly what to do when things get a little off balance.

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If you’re suffering from symptoms of imbalance, hair loss, chronic fatigue, PMS, hypothyroidism, adrenal dysfunction, fibroids, endometriosis and have seen everyone and tried everything, I can offer you solutions on your healing journey that will help you to get your life back. A full life of fun, happiness and ease. It’s time to end your needless suffering.

Got Insomnia? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

Got Insomnia? Your Hormones May Be to Blame

Got Insomnia? Your Hormones May Be to Blame


There are lots of benefits to getting a good night’s sleep: It boosts your mood, increases energy and helps keep your immune system strong so you stay healthy. Needles to say, it can be frustrating when you have trouble falling asleep or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep. There are certain ways you can help ensure a better night’s sleep, such as avoiding caffeine later in the day, exercising regularly and doing what you can to decrease stress.

It’s not only how much sleep you get that matters, but also when you get it. A bedtime of 10:30pm (at the latest) is advised so that you are asleep by 11pm when the Liver and Gallbladder start to regulate qi (or your vital force), process emotions, balance hormones and detoxify the body.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the window from 11 PM – 3 AM, which correlates to the Liver and Gallbladder, is most important in terms of maintaining health, especially as we age. We experience the deepest part of sleep during the first third of the night. This deep sleep, is the most restorative part of our sleep. During these hours the stress hormone cortisol is reduced and parasympathetic nervous system activity increases, which allows us to fully rest and move away from the fight or flight responses that dominate during waking hours. The quality of this type of sleep is associated with memory and learning. A lack of it can lead to reduced daytime functioning and alertness as well as waking up feeling unrefreshed. Further, human growth hormone, which is essential to repairing our bodies from daily injury and maintaining health, is released from 9pm-7am, making each hour of sleep during this time critical.
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There is another aspect of hormones that comes into play when addressing sleep issues. By pinpointing trouble spots in your monthly cycle, where you might be more sensitive to certain changes, can help to shed light on why Mr. Sandman is making  his presence less known.
If you think your lack of sleep is due to racing thoughts, this could be to the increase in estrogen levels which boost brain energy. If you feel like your mind is on overdrive and caffeine isn’t to blame, you may have too much estrogen in your system. However if it’s your growling belly is keeping you awake, your elevated progesterone may be to blame. Progesterone also has the task of slowing down your digestion, leading to night time heartburn or even bloating throughout the latter part of your cycle. And lastly, during the week before your cycle begins, your body experiences a large drop in estrogen levels, which then reducing your serotonin levels. This prevents your body from drifting into sleep easier, while becoming more sensitive to light, noise and overall discomfort. This is the time that most refer to as “premenstrual symptoms or PMS”.
The above symptoms help you to know what could be causing problem sleep in your cycle. You likely won’t be experiencing all of these cycle-related sleep woes. But, for the ones you do, knowing why they occur and what to do about them can go a long way toward getting the kind of solid slumber you crave.
If you suffer from sleep issues, and you believe your hormones may be out of balance, a simple test can help. Contact the office to get you started on your healthy pathway to getting more Z’s.