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Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
Chronic sleep problems can seriously disrupt a person's life, taking a heavy toll in both in personal and professional relationships. And although sleep disorders can be debilitating in and of themselves--over time they can spur additional health problems by weakening the immune system and decreasing natural resistance to infection, depression, cell breakdown, and disease.

The National Institute on Aging has estimated that over 80% of the aged population experience some type of sleep problem at one time or another--with insomnia regularly striking one-fourth of this population.1

Besides insomnia, sleep disorders can also take specific forms such as late-phase sleep syndrome, restless legs syndrome, and jet lag. For more information click on link below:

Sleep Disorders and Melatonin: Melatonin is known as the body's "biological clock," for its crucial role in shaping our physiological responses to the 24-hour cycle.

Sleep Disorders and Adrenal Hormones: High levels of cortisol are associated with stress, restlessness, and the inability to sleep deeply throughout the night.

Sleep Disorders and Amino Acids: The right balance of amino acids can improve the quality of sleep and decrease the time it takes to fall asleep at night.

Teresa Rispoli has her Ph.D. in Nutrition, is a licensed Acupuncturist and clinical researcher. She has been in practice for well over 25 years. It is through her clinical practice that she has gained insights into chronic health conditions. If you are suffering from unexplained symptoms that come and go you owe it to yourself to find out why. Find out today call for a Nutritional Consultation with Dr. Rispoli.

Your happiness is a reflection of your health call today For an appointment, contact her office at (800) 956-7083 or (818) 707-3125.

We also offer Functional Laboratory tests that can be done through the mail in the privacy of your home to help determine why you are having these symptoms. For more information on these click on lab tests.

References
1 Foley DJ, Monjan AA, Brown SL, Simonsick EM, Wallace RB, Blazer DG. Sleep complaints among elderly persons: an epidemiologic study of three communities. Sleep 1995;18(6):425-32.