What is insomnia?


Insomnia is an interruption in the natural sleep pattern identified by one of more of the following:

  • Trouble falling asleep;
  • Waking up often throughout the night;
  • Waking too early in the morning;
  • Feeling un-rested even after a 7 hours of sleep.

Insomnia can cause many problems throughout your day, such as excessive tiredness (fatigue), trouble thinking clearly or staying focused, and feeling depressed or irritable. Insomnia is not determined by the number of hours you sleep at night but by the quality of your sleep. The amount of sleep one person needs may vary, most people require about 8 hours while others can do well with only 4 to 6 hours. If you awaken after a nights sleep feeling refreshed and renewed then you have a healthy sleep pattern, but if you awaken feeling groggy, tired and irritable you may be suffering from insomnia. Women are twice as likely to suffer from insomnia then men. Research suggests the leading cause is social factors such as divorce, being unemployed, and unresolved stress issues- all these factors increase the risk of poor sleep and insomnia. Menopause is also a key factor in women who suffer from insomnia, they have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep because of the hot flashes and night sweats.

Different Types of Insomnia:

  • Transient Insomnia (short term)- lasting for just a single night;
  • Intermittent Insomnia (on and off)- short term which happens from time to time;
  • Chronic Insomnia (on going, or continuous)- occurs at least 3 nights a week for a month or more.

How can laser therapy help me sleep?

Many of life’s issues can lead to insomnia; stress, anxiety, and pain are just a few of life’s little problems that lead to sleep disorders. A tranquil mind is essential for a good night's sleep. By combining laser therapy and counseling we can help dissipate the cause of insomnia. Laser therapy will help you sleep more deeply without waking, so that when you do wake you are refreshed and have more energy throughout the day.


How does it work?

Low power laser will be applied to specific areas of your body to stimulate the release of your body’s own natural “feel good” chemicals called endorphins, it will also raise the seretonin levels that help relax your body and mind.

Does it work?

Laser therapy has a great success rate and a majority of patients return to a normal sleep pattern very quickly. Treatments are safe, painless and drug-free. The results of using the laser can be very dramatic and our patients are now enjoying a healthier and more enjoyable life.

What your laser therapy program includes:

  • You will receive three 1-hour laser therapy treatments and private consultations with our qualified laser therapist. You will also receive our information package and CD to reinforce behaviour changes, this multi-disciplined approach is an extremely effective way to deal with and encourage a restful night's sleep.
  • Clients will learn how to recognize the cause of their sleep problem, learn to reduce the amount of stress and engage in positive behaviour changes.

We will also suggest some supplements that will enhance the feeling of calmness naturally without the use of drugs.

How many treatments will I need?

Usually clients require three 1-hour sessions, one week apart.

How much does it cost?

Call us at 519-978-3305 for pricing.

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