Stress Relief and Better Sleep by liaoqinmei


									Stress Relief and Better Sleep
        Table of Contents

    Sleeplessness and related health conditions……….page 2

    Relaxation strategies for reducing stress and improving sleep….….page 4

    Sleeplessness and stress…….page 5

    Treatment Guide…………………… 7

Sleeplessness and related health conditions
Sleepless nights may be a result of another health issue

Stress is probably the most obvious cause of sleepless nights but
a number of other health conditions can significantly contribute to
sleeplessness. Patients dealing with pain, allergies, depressed mood,
on medications in which sleeplessness is a side effect or women un-
dergoing the menopausal transition for example may also experience
trouble sleeping through the night or obtaining quality sleep.

Neurexan® in combination with other targeted therapies can help aid in a healthy recovery

Health Conditions
Allergy /Sinus issues

Sleep disturbances and sleep-related complaints are much more common in people with allergies than
those without.1

Target Formulas
+ Neurexan®
Acute and Long Term Pain

Pain and sleeplessness can become a vicious cycle. Pain prevents sleeping restfully and not sleeping
makes the pain worse. Research suggests that being awake for prolonged periods during the night may
impair the natural pain-control mechanisms.2 Chronic pain issues can affect the time it takes to fall
asleep, the ability to stay asleep and to wake feeling refreshed.

Target Formulas
+ Neurexan®

OTC and Rx Medications

Some medicines delay or disrupt sleep as a side-effect. OTC medications, including some pain relievers,
decongestants and weight-loss products, contain caffeine and other stimulants. Prescription drugs such
as heart and blood pressure medications, some antidepressants, allergy medications and corticosteroids
can interfere with sleep.

Target Formula

Is there is a connection between stress hormones and sleeplessness? Researchers compared patients with
insomnia to those without sleep disturbances. They found that patients with the highest degree of sleep
disturbance secreted the highest amount of cortisol, particularly in the evening and nighttime hours.3

Target Formulas
Nervoheel® + Neurexan®

Women at all stages of life are more likely to experience sleep issues than men.
Waking during the night to comfort an infant, PMS, going through the menopausal transition or other
conditions frequently seen in women such as fibromyalgia can each contribute to a complex of sleep
cycle disturbances.

Target Formulas
+ Neurexan®
Relaxation strategies for reducing stress and improving sleep

Meditation for stress relief is not a novel idea. Taking the time to stop during a hectic day and focus on
restoring a sense of calm and inner peace has proven helpful for many. Learning to meditate is easy and
can help empower your patients in caring for their own emotional well-being.
Meditation can help one:

          ·	         Obtain a new perspective during a stressful situation
          ·	         Increase self-awareness
          ·	         Reduce negative emotions

Meditation has shown positive effects in improving brain and immune function and in helping to relieve
allergies, anxiety disorders, asthma, depression, fatigue, heart disease, high blood pressure, pain, sleep
problems and substance abuse.

A physical practice that encourages one to concentrate the mind on
balanced body movement. Practicing intentional breathing, good
posture and concentration can physically dispel the feelings that
stress and anxiety produce. Yoga has been studied for many health
problems where in a stress component is present including anxiety,
obsessive compulsive disorder, asthma, diabetes, heart disease,
depression, low back pain, insomnia and irritable bowel syndrome.

Tai chi
Tai chi consists of rhythmic patterns of movement coordinated with breathing that can help one
achieve a sense of inner calm. Tai chi is a low impact exercise that will work out mind and body. Tai
chi is helpful for improvement of sleep and for overall wellness.

Biofeedback is used as a relaxation technique to help treat many physical and mental health issues,
including anxiety, stress, asthma, chemotherapy side effects, high blood pressure, irritable bowel
syndrome and pain.

Writing thoughts down on paper allows one to explore and review thought processes and release
the negative emotions that sometimes overpower our positive thoughts. Even the simple act of
writing down a pro and con list can help relieve anxiety or stress about an upcoming decision.
Sleeplessness and Stress
With the ever increasing pressures of life on the emotional and mental level it is no surprise that
patients complain of fatigue, burn out, depressed mood, sadness, anxiousness and chronic
sleeplessness. Poor sleep hygiene is usually only one causative factor to address.

Which formula is right for your patients?

Tailor a healthy sleep plan for your patients with specific stress and sleep formulas for a variety of
patient types

Symptoms                                                            Target Formulas
Sleeplessness +                                                            Arsuraneel®
(with mental and muscular debility)

Sleeplessness +                                                             Neurexan®
Overactive mind
Overwork, overstimulation
Restless sleep

Sleeplessness +                                                            Neuro-Heel®
Stressful life circumstances
Mental and nervous exhaustion
Depressed mood
(high dilutions acting at a deep mental level)
Symptoms                                               Target Formulas

Sleeplessness +                                           Valerianaheel
Nervous tension
(waking often during the night? Combine w/Neurexan®)

Stress +                                                China-Homaccord®
Exhaustion, fatigue
(due to overwork or illness)

Stress +                                               Ignatia-Homaccord®
Emotional distress
Depressed mood
PMS emotional symptoms

Stress +                                                   Nervoheel®
Nervous tension, restlessness,
Mental exhaustion

Stress +                                               Selenium-Homaccord®
Mental fatigue
Depressed mood, forgetfulness,
Lack of concentration

Stress +                                                  Tonico-Heel®
Depressed mood
Nervous anxiety with exhaustion
Over ambition/burn-out
Memory difficulties

Stress +                                                   Ypsiloheel®
Nervous irritability
Globus hystericus
(feelings of uptightness)
Treatment Guide

Symptomatic Relief
Nervoheel® (Day)
Neurexan® (Night)

Additional Support
Valerianaheel (Night)

Nervoheel® 1 tablet 3x/day

Neurexan® 1 tablet 3x in evening after dinner
Valerianaheel 10-20 drops; sipped in water from dinner until bedtime

Standard dosing as a sleep aid
Acute: 1 tablet every 15 minutes, up to 3 tablets just before bed
Chronic: 1 tablet 1-3 times taken in the evening after dinner

Further resources

          Medical Education
                    Events on Demand
                              Podcasts: Stress and Sleep Disturbances
                              Featuring Dr. Anderson

1. Allergic Rhinitis and Its Consequences on Quality of Sleep. Arch Intern Med. 2006; 166: 1744-1748
2. The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Pain Inhibition and Spontaneous Pain in Women. SLEEP 2007; 30(4):494-505
3. Chronic Insomnia Is Associated with Nyctohemeral Activation of the Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis: Clinical Implications. The Journal of Clinical
   Endocrinology & Metabolism Vol. 86, No. 8 3787-3794

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