“I’ve always been a poor sleeper. Taking hours to fall asleep, only to wake up in 20 minute intervals, when I finally did. Finally I relented and gave Dr. Schwerte a call. It’s the best thing I ever did. Dr. Schwerte diagnosed my issues and began treatment right away. Sleeping issues fixed. I can’t believe I lived with it for 5 years!!!”
– Marcel, San Francisco

Insomnia.JPGGood sleep is as important to good health as diet, exercise, and good stress management. Sleep is not only important to replenish ones vital energy but is also an essential mechanism to repair and nurture damaged tissues and replenish critical hormones and neurotransmitters. If sleep is cut short or interrupted, the body doesn’t have time to complete all of the phases needed for muscle repair, memory consolidation and release of hormones regulating our metabolisms. The amount of sleep directly affects our physical health, emotional well-being, mental abilities, productivity and performance. Recent studies associate lack of sleep with serious health problems such as an increased risk of depression, obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Normal sleep is defined as a deep and restful sleep which is uninterrupted and leaves us feeling refreshed in the morning.

To effectively treat insomnia we find that balancing nutritional factors, neurotransmitters, endocrine hormones, and lifestyle changes are what lead to permanent success. Dr. Schwerte specializes in endocrine- and neurotransmitter re-balancing through highly innovative saliva testing, amino acid therapy, and acupuncture.