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The Allergy and Insomnia Connection

My allergies got bad this year. It went on for over a month. Red, itchy eyes, sneezing, stopped up and runny nose. I’ve been miserable and not sleeping well and nothing has helped. I resorted to taking Sudafed even though I usually avoid drugs.

I finally realized that the problem wasn’t outside of me. It was inside of me.

Let me explain.

Imagine your body is a bucket. It has to deal with toxins like polluted air, pesticides in our water and food, alcohol, drugs, etc. Each toxin fills the bucket a little more. If you’re exposed to more toxins than your body can handle, the bucket starts to overflow and you get sick. Or you get eczema. Or hay fever.

For me, the pollen or cottonwood made my bucket overflow. My body couldn’t handle any more toxins. And so I developed seasonal allergies.

The key to keeping allergies at bay is to take care of your gut. Without a healthy gut, your body can’t detoxify those toxins.

So I went on a strict, anti-inflammatory diet. Paleo style, no gluten, no dairy, no grains, no sugar, etc. And it worked! Within a day, my congestion cleared and I slept great for the first time in a week!

Inflammation also causes insomnia! When you’re inflamed, you’re body releases cortisol at night when it shouldn’t and cortisol sabotages your sleep.

It goes to show that even experts get tripped up in their own space sometimes! But the problem is fixable!

Do you have allergies and insomnia? As you can see, they have the same cause. If you’re ready to get to the root cause of your insomnia, let’s chat. I’ll pinpoint what’s causing your insomnia and we’ll come up with a plan to fix it and talk about what it’s like to work together.


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Martha Lewis, MS, APSC

Jackson Hole, WY



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