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Natural Insomnia Support for a More Restful Night Sleep

Dr. Mark Iwanicki May 3, 2021

There are many forms of insomnia but the two most common are trouble falling asleep and trouble staying asleep. It’s important to have your insomnia evaluated since certain chronic underlying conditions should be ruled out (ex: sleep apnea, BPH, certain pharmaceuticals, Parkinson’s, RLS, GERD, hyperthyroid, cancer, diabetes and heart disease, etc).

Trouble Falling Asleep
(High cortisol, low melatonin)


For those with trouble falling asleep overactive adrenals with persistently elevated adrenaline and cortisol as well as low melatonin levels due to poor sleep hygiene are very common causes we docs see clinically.

  • Support adrenals
  • Meditation
  • Sleep Hygiene
  • Melatonin 1-5mg
  • Ashwagandha 500mg
  • Phosphatidylserine 400mg
  • L-Theanine 250mg
  • Rhodiola 400mg

Trouble Staying Asleep

(Low GABA)

For those with difficulty staying asleep low GABA levels (the main calm down hormone of the brain) may be to blame.

  • GABA 500-1000mg
  • Gabapentin 300-600mg
  • Valerian Root 225mg
  • Magnolia Bark 300-500mg
  • Passionflower 400mg
  • Kava 200mg
  • Lemon Balm 300mg
  • Chamomile 225mg
  • Magnesium 500mg
  • Hops 300mg

Please consult with your doctor before starting any new supplement regiment.

Dr. Mark Iwanicki
Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
My name is Dr. Mark Iwanicki N.D. L.A.c and I am a board certified and licensed Naturopathic Doctor and Masters of Acupuncture. I am passionate about helping patients with chronic illness achieve a life of optimal health and wellness and hope to inspire all who visit this site in that same passion. I am currently seeing patients remotely via Zoom online Telehealth appointments.
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