Mississauga, ONT – Following a hectic day working, performing, studying, or running errands, most people toss and turn in bed and struggle to turn off their minds despite feeling exhausted. When they manage to sleep, they wake up several times a night to glance over their clocks or feel unrefreshed and groggy in the morning. Since many adults report not meeting the recommended daily sleep of 7-9hours, Art of Mobility has created an educational post, The Ins and Outs of Sleep: A Holistic Approach, to highlight the importance of sleep and how the clinic’s holistic nutritionist can improve patient’s quality of life.
Sleep is divided into four categories, each with a role in maintaining a person’s emotional, physical, and mental well-being. The transitional stage is when a person is neither awake nor in a deep sleep, allowing them to be woken up easily by noise, memories, or distractions. In the light stage of sleep, brain waves and breathing start to slow down as the heart rate decreases, temperatures drop, and the body twitches. The sleep stage allows brain activity to slow down as a person gradually disconnects from the external world, making waking up harder. The REM (rapid eye movement) phase occurs about 90 minutes after falling asleep, where the eyes move from side to side, the brain is more active, and breathing increases. REM sleep helps with learning, problem-solving, and memory consolidation.
The body relies on a good night’s sleep for optimal recovery to build the immune system and generate the necessary molecules to fight illnesses and infections. The brain also needs sleep to process information and solidify memories collected during the day. While good sleeping habits increase cognition and function, the long and short-term benefits lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease. For these reasons, Art of Mobility emphasizes understanding the root cause of sleep issues by first identifying factors contributing to poor sleep. They include a poor diet, lack of sunlight exposure, alcohol/substance abuse, travelling, poor sleep hygiene, caffeine/stimulants, irregular work shifts, depression, anxiety, stress, worry, and lack of proper exercise.
The clinic’s holistic nutritionist addresses the root cause of sleep disturbances, provides nutrition support to minimize nighttime waking, and manages stress through personalized techniques. They may recommend supplements that improve sleep architecture, work on bedtime routines/sleep hygiene, and analyze sleep imbalances from traditional Chinese medicine perspectives. Aside from empowering physical activities or healthy lifestyles, a nutritionist and a team of therapists offer education so patients can understand their bodies and resume doing what they love.
Art of Mobility believes in re-imagining healthcare using evidence-based approaches to solving health issues in a unique space housing a smoothie bar, state-of-the-art gym facility, and in-house nutrition. Patients of physiotherapy in Port Credit for painless sleep enjoy chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, custom orthotics, psychotherapy, and naturopathy.
Visit their website to learn more about holistic sleep approaches, or call (647) 695-3995 to book an appointment. Art of Mobility is at 125 Lakeshore Rd E Unit 202, Mississauga, Ontario, L5G 1E5, CA.
Art of Mobility
125 Lakeshore Rd E Unit 202
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