Sleep Disorders

Targeted Medical Nutrition

Pharmacy located in Beverly Crest, Los Angeles, CA

Around 40 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea. Your risk of developing a sleep disorder is higher if you have a mental health condition like depression or anxiety or if you suffer from a chronic pain condition. While you can take medication for sleep disorders, Targeted Medical Nutrition, based in the Beverly Crest area of Los Angeles, California, produces medical foods, including GABAdone® and Sentra PM®, to improve your quality of sleep. Contact Targeted Medical Nutrition today to learn more about your alternatives for managing sleep disorders.

Sleep Disorders Q&A

What are sleep disorders?

Sleep disorders interfere with your ability to fall or stay asleep. Insomnia, for example, reduces your quantity and quality of sleep by making it difficult for you to fall asleep or stay asleep. You might toss and turn and count millions of sheep while you try to fall asleep, or you might wake up throughout the night or well before you need to in the morning. Other sleep disorders include sleep apnea and narcolepsy. 

A wide range of factors can cause sleep disorders. Sleep quality and quantity are often linked to nervous system health. For example, chronic pain conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia can disrupt the nervous system function and affect your sleep processes. Additionally, anxiety, PTSD and depression can also affect the nervous system function and interfere with your quality of sleep.

Getting enough, high-quality sleep is critical to your overall health and wellness. In addition to making you tired during the day, a lack of sleep can contribute to medical issues like obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. 

How does nutrition affect my sleep?

Have you ever had a bad night of sleep after eating too late in the evening or consuming certain spicy foods? Or, have you ever desperately wanted a nap or nodded off after a big meal like a turkey-based feast on Thanksgiving. The food you eat, and the nutrients and vitamins in it, have obvious and rapid effects on your sleep habits. Some nutrients trigger the metabolic processes that help you fall asleep while others disrupt those processes. 

How can medical foods help treat sleep disorders?

Targeted Medical Nutrition makes GABAdoneĀ® and Sentra PMĀ® to treat sleep disorders like insomnia. GABAdone is formulated with amino acids and polyphenols to managed the abnormal metabolic processes that cause sleep disorders related to anxiety. Sentra PM includes amino acids and polyphenols to regulate the metabolic processes linked to depression-related sleep disorders. They improve the way your body uses tryptophan, choline, glutamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which enhances the way your body initiates and maintains sleep.

Targeted Medical Nutrition products offer an alternative to traditional pharmaceutical solutions for sleep disorders. By using medical foods, you can avoid potential side effects like daytime sleepiness or impaired cognitive function and memory. GABAdone and Sentra PM are clinically proven to decrease the time you need to fall asleep and improve your quality of sleep. 

Contact Targeted Medical Nutrition today to learn more about how medical foods can help you reduce sleep disorders and improve your overall health.