Natural approaches to help us sleep.
The numbers of people coping with sleeping issues rises each year and with a good night’s sleep being so important to our health, it’s good to get advice on how to improve it at home, easily. GP Dr. Roderick Fahey shared his thoughts.
“There are many different sleep aids for insomnia, including non prescription and prescription medications. However, as a doctor, I will always try to take an holistic approach to reaching a solution due to side effects or short effectiveness of sleeping tablets. I look to the common factors that play a role in most sleep disturbances. These include a Wellsense Insomnia Assessment which seeks to first understand what could be causing sleep difficulties. Broadly speaking, I assess the following areas: medical, lifestyle, diet, sleep environment, anxiety and depression. I am then in a position to personalise a treatment plan. Normally I recommend music as a first stage such as The Alphamusic of John Levine, which has received excellent feedback.”
Dr Roderick Fahey’s opinion does not stand alone. More and more doctors and other clinical practitioners are switching to proven natural methods when trying to cure patients’ symptoms such as depression or insomnia. Using relaxation techniques to ease the stress of dental anxiety is one of dentist Dr Nader Malik’s fundamental principles when treating each of his patients. Being concerned about the possible negative side effects of dental sedation on both his patients and staff, Dr Malik has incorporated natural drug-free methods such as Levine’s music also.