What We Do

Sleep Disorders

Nearly all patients with fibromyalgia and approximately 70-80% of depressed patients experience some type of sleep disorder. Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, and early morning awakening are the most common sleep disturbances associated with these conditions.

In the presence of disease or injury such as anxiety, depression or pain, physiologic changes can occur that impact the metabolic turnover rates of certain amino acids and nutrients adversely affecting sleep patterns. Addressing the increased turnover rates of tryptophan, choline, glutamine and GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) with a medical food can improve the synthesis of the neurotransmitters required for initiating and maintaining sleep helping to restore nervous system balance.

Medical foods provide clinicians with a safe and effective alternative to conventional pharmaceuticals prescribed for sleep dysfunction that are often associated with a number of adverse side effects such as impaired cognitive function, memory, and daily function. Medical foods are a clinically proven therapy for improving the time it takes to fall asleep and quality of sleep without significant AM grogginess or other potentially harmful side effects.