Understanding & improving fatigue & sleep issues

Learn more about fatigue and sleep, and how a nutritionist can work with you to help improve potential issues.

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What are Chronic fatigue and sleep disturbances?

We all have the occasional bad night sleep or feeling of fatigue but chronic fatigue and sleep disturbances are characterised by experiencing these sensations over a prolonged period of time.

These conditions can have a deep impact on both physical and mental wellbeing.

Why is chronic fatigue and sleep management important?

Sleep is vital for our wellbeing – the body repairs itself while sleeping and this is also when the brain produces memories. Continuous disturbed sleep can have a detrimental impact on our cognitive capacity and energy levels. Studies have also connected sleep deprivation with a higher risk of depression, obesity, developing diabetes and coronary heart disease.

Chronic fatigue can be a consequence of poor sleep, but can also be related to health conditions such as hypothyroidism or to mineral or vitamin deficiency.

Chronic fatigue can have a huge impact on the individual’s life, hindering the capacity to perform everyday tasks and activities and affecting mental wellbeing.

How does nutrition affect chronic fatigue and sleep?

Energy levels and sleep can be impacted by what we eat and when we eat.

A medical practitioner can assess if there is a pathological reason why an individual is experiencing chronic fatigue or very disturbed sleep – this can be a starting point where nutrition can help.

Chronic fatigue can be caused by micronutrient deficiencies such as iron, vitamin D or group B vitamins. Adequate nutrition can help restore optimal nutrient levels for increased energy levels and optimal body function.

Disturbed sleep can be caused by multiple factors, including nutrition. Poor glucose management during the night can lead to disturbed sleep or difficulty falling asleep and lack of minerals such as magnesium can impact the body’s ability to relax.

Nutrition can also help restore the digestion and assimilation processes which, if compromised, reduce the body’s ability to absorb the necessary nutrients to function at an optimal level.

Conditions such as diabetes and underactive thyroid can also cause extreme fatigue and diet can help in better managing these conditions alongside the GP suggested drug treatment.

Very recent studies also point to the relationship between gut function and macrobiota and the brain (gut brain axis) being a promising route to better understand and address insomnia.

How can I successfully improve my chronic fatigue and sleep nutrition?

A diet that is balanced, nourishing and provides all the essential nutrients and enough calories is a great starting point to ensure optimal energy levels and body functions. A registered nutritionist can help in assessing the best diet for the individual, based on their specific needs and lifestyle.

The first dietary intervention is to assess any deficiencies and adjust the diet to reach optimal levels of potentially low iron, B vitamins and minerals.

Unfortunately there is often little evidence for self prescribed supplementation and in the worst cases it can actually even be detrimental to your health.

There is no one better qualified than a registered nutritionist to discuss micronutrients and supplementation with you as well as assessing if there are any impediments in nutrient absorption and suggest a plan to address any gut issues or imbalance.

Why use an Odhealth nutritionist to improve fatigue and sleep?

Monitor your symptoms

You and your nutritionist will establish what success looks like for you and set the metrics that you want to track. Together you’ll track your progress and constantly develop your plan to maximise your results.

Food fit for you

All recommendations are tailored to your tastes and dietary requirements. You will use a food diary to track your habits and inform your nutritionist of your likes and dislikes.

Food fit for you

All recommendations are tailored to your tastes and dietary requirements. You will use a food diary to track your habits and inform your nutritionist of your likes and dislikes.

Your own specialist

Upon booking we’ll ask you specific questions to help us match you to the perfect specialist for you. You will be assigned a dedicated account manager who will manage the whole process and provide support throughout your journey.

Lasting change

Lasting
change

91%

of Odhealth customers reach their target performance within 3 months and stay there 12 month later.

Clinic hours

Our hours are 6am-11pm every day.

How it works

1.

Online booking – complete our quick and secure checkout process

2.

Health questionnaire – tell us about yourself and us exactly what you’re looking for

3.

Matched with a nutritionist – we match you with the right nutritionist for your needs

4.

One-one-one consultation – schedule your first consultation and start learning from your nutritionist

5.

Personalised nutrition pan – after the your nutritionist will share your personalised nutrition plan

6.

Work on your objectives – you’ll get to work, following the objectives and advice your nutritionist has set

7.

Fortnightly consultations to discuss your progress and set new objectives until you reach your goal and have the knowledge and tools to manage your health without us.

1.

Online booking – complete our quick and secure checkout process

2.

Health questionnaire – tell about yourself and us exactly what you’re looking for

3.

Matched with a nutritionist – we match you with the right nutritionist for your needs

4.

One-one-one consultation – schedule your first consultation and start learning from your nutritionist

5.

Personalised nutrition pan – after the your nutritionist will share your personalised nutrition plan

6.

Work on your objectives – you’ll get to work, following the objectives and advice your nutritionist has set

7.

Fortnightly consultations to discuss your progress and set new objectives until you reach your goal and have the knowledge and tools to manage your health without us.

Select your package.

Pay monthly

£50 / month

Pay as you go

£35

Can Odhealth help me?

If you’re still unsure whether a nutritionist can help you, tell us what you need and we’ll let you know if we have the right nutritionist to help.