• Martha Lewis

4 reasons why nothing has worked to improve your sleep



A healthy body sleeps well. If you have trouble sleeping, it’s a sign that your body isn’t healthy. Even if you feel healthy. Even if you live a healthy lifestyle.

If you can’t sleep normally, there are things going on in your body and your mind that are keeping you awake at night.


I work with clients who have tried many different things to help them sleep: melatonin, magnesium, CBD, herbs, sleeping pills, Tylenol PM, sleep trackers, a new mattress, essential oils, a cooling pad, etc. and nothing really worked.


If this sounds like you, there are several reasons why these things haven’t improved your sleep:


1. 2There’s more than one thing causing your sleep problems.

The first reason nothing has helped is because you’re trying one thing at a time when there’s more than one thing causing your insomnia.


Maybe you’ve tried magnesium and it didn’t improve your sleep. You may still be deficient in magnesium. But you also have other things going on like an unhealthy gut, or a congested liver, or hormone imbalance. All of these things, including magnesium deficiency, could be contributing to your poor sleep and so magnesium by itself won’t help.


All of my clients have more than one reason why they can’t sleep. That’s why I look at everything that could be causing your insomnia. For me, it was a parasite, food sensitivities, hormone imbalance and mineral imbalance!


2. You aren’t getting to the root of why you can’t sleep.

Supplements, pills and gadgets are band-aids that are trying to get rid of your symptoms. They don’t deal with what’s causing your insomnia in the first place. These band-aids may help for a short time but then they stop working. This is why you’re on a roller coaster with some good nights and plenty of bad nights in between.

Functional lab tests show what’s going on in your body that’s keeping you awake at night so we know what to fix. They find the root cause instead of masking symptoms.

3. You are guessing.

The reason why nothing has truly helped you sleep better is because you are guessing. You are trying this pill and that gadget and seeing if it will work.

The problem is that every time it doesn’t work, you get more discouraged and more frustrated. Then your frustration keeps you from believing that anything will work. So you stop trying or you try one little thing at a time hoping that it will work and so you stay stuck.

I do lab testing because I believe that testing is faster and more effective than guessing.

4. You are looking at either your body or your mind and not both at the same time.

Both your body and your mind are playing a role in your sleep problems.

If you’ve had trouble sleeping for any period of time, you know how easily it gets in your head. You quickly start worrying about sleep and feel anxious before bed or in the middle of the night. You have to change these thoughts to sleep better.

If you don’t rest normally, you also have imbalances going on in your body that you don’t know about. They may not be causing any other symptoms except insomnia. Or they may be causing lots of symptoms like low energy, brain fog, digestive issues and even disorders like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and autoimmunity.


There are a few possible things going on in your body and mind that are keeping you from sleeping:

  • Pathogens in your gut

  • Food sensitivities

  • Liver detox issues

  • Mineral imbalance

  • Hormones

  • Chronic mental stress

  • Negative thoughts about sleep

  • Being unhappy in your job, relationship, life


I combine functional lab testing, life coaching skills, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to get to the root of everything that is keeping you awake in both your body and your mind. Testing instead of guessing will save you money and time and will minimize your frustration of not being able to sleep. If you’re ready to sleep better soon, book a call with me to find out more about my program and to see if you’re a good fit: https://completesleepsolution.10to8.com


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