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Tips for a better night sleep

There are some things in life we can control, and some we can't. So, let's try to take care of the things we can. 

Sleep is one of those tricky things that can influence so many aspect of our life and health. And at the same time can be influenced by so many other things. It's a tricky situation. Certain health issues and stresses can cause poor sleep and then poor sleep can cause and exacerbate certain health conditions.
Sometimes it feels like a giant hamster wheel that is impossible to get off. If you feel like that you might need to see a functional medicine doctor to help you get to the root causes.

In the mean time, here are some simple things that can help improve your sleep.

Insomnia affects women more than men by about 50%. One of the reasons is the mensural cycle. Often women sleep better during different times of the month. Sleep problems occur more during the second 1/2 of the cycle. This is believed to be due to the rise of progesterone and the associated increase in the core body temperature. We may not be able to control the rise in progesterone, but
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