168 Karrinyup Road, Karrinyup WA 6018 | Monday – Friday: 7.30am to 6.30pm & Saturdays: 7.30am – 2.30pm
Starved of sleep and stressed to the max? Tired all day, poor memory, irritable, feeling anxious or depressed? Does this sound like you? Insomnia is a condition that is all too common. Research shows that between 13- 33% of Australian adults have problems getting to sleep or staying asleep. Lack of sleep may in turn cause emotional or mental health issues such as depression and anxiety. And not getting to sleep and continually waking and being awake during the night can, in itself, cause you to feel more anxiety, making the problem worse. Research shows that adults who have fewer than 7 hours sleep a night have more difficulty concentrating and more mood problems than people who sleep between 7-9 hours, and over 80% of people diagnosed with depression reported disturbed sleep. So good quality sleep is essential for our wellbeing.
Here are some easy, daily habits that can be done to support a good nights sleep:
Diet also plays a central role in sleep and there are many nutrients the body requires to make melatonin. For more information and for a personalised sleep hygiene appraisal make an appointment today for a plan of action to help you sleep better.
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At the Karrinyup Wellness Centre we have brought together a team of chiropractors, naturopaths, massage therapists, kinesiologists and a dietitian all dedicated to providing a holistic approach to your health care. Every member of our team shares a common passion and drive: to help every person in their care to improve and reach their health and wellness potential naturally.
Servicing the areas of Karrinyup, Carine, Doubleview, Scarborough, Trigg, North Beach, Gwelup, Marmion, Duncraig and surrounding northern suburb areas.
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