Up to an estimated 70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorders. Lack of sufficient sleep (insomnia) is associated to $100 billion dollars annually in societal costs and US$13 billion per annum in physician visits, prescriptions and procedures.

Clinical evidence shows insufficient sleep is associated with increased inflammatory cytokines such as IL-1β, TNF-α, and IL-6, inflammatory immune response and increased cellular stress, and increased free-radical activity and damage (decreased antioxidant response).

The side effects of modern life (shift work, night-life, computers/tablets/tv) fatigue is becoming a national epidemic. DC’s need tools to actively address fatigue and causes to fatigue to effectively support their patients return to wellness.

Mark Kaye, DC, discusses Significance of Clinical Nutrition in Managing Insomnia, from the chiropractic perspective

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