How toxins destroy your sleep
Updated: Mar 23
Toxins could be sabotaging your sleep.
Toxins cause a lot of inflammation in your body. When you're inflamed, your body releases cortisol to deal with that inflammation. When your body releases cortisol at night, it wakes you up and makes it hard to go back to sleep. High cortisol at night is one of the main reasons why people can’t fall asleep or stay asleep.
Toxins are all around us, in the air, our water, our food, our cleaning products, even our lotions and shampoos. Pathogens in our gut also release many toxins. Heavy metals are toxic, too.
Your body is supposed to handle toxins, especially your liver.
Imagine your liver can handle a bucket full of toxins. Any additional toxins spilling out of the bucket is too much for your liver. Those toxins circulate around your body, causing lots of inflammation. Since your liver is most active between 1 and 3am, too many toxins are a common reason why many people wake up in the middle of the night.
I help my clients minimize toxins in their bodies, which reduces inflammation, which will help them sleep better at night.
I recommend organic food, filtered water, and natural personal care and cleaning products to reduce their toxic load. EWG.org is a great resource for minimizing toxins.
I also find what’s causing toxicity in your body that’s hidden. All four tests I do look for toxicity. I find out what’s living in your gut and help you eliminate pathogens that are adding to your toxic load and overburdening your liver. The hair mineral test shows what heavy metals are adding to your toxicity. I also test for food sensitivities so we know which foods are causing inflammation.
I find everything going on in your body that’s causing stress and inflammation and advise you on how to deal with it so you get healthier and can sleep normally.
Want to find out how I can help you lower inflammation and sleep well? Feel free to book a free call. We’ll talk about what’s going on with your sleep and your health, what you want your sleep to be like, and see if my program is right for you.