Put your employees' sleep problems to bed with integrative medicine

Medically reviewed by Beth Holloway, RN, M. Ed
2020-10-30

Insomnia: the most common sleep disorder

Insomnia, or trouble sleeping, may be a problem for your employees. In any year, about 4 out of 10 people have symptoms of short-term insomnia. At least 1 out of 10 people have an actual insomnia disorder diagnosis according to an article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)

Difficulty falling or staying asleep creates fatigue, lethargy, and may lessen productivity. Additionally, insomnia is a risk factor for health problems like anxiety, depression, hypertension, and heart disease, per the same JAMA article.

Problems with daytime functioning and productivity loss

The American Association of Sleep Medicine (AASM) clinical practice guidelines describe the relationship between trouble sleeping and daytime impairment. Your employees may have problems with sleepiness, fatigue, concentration, irritability, motivation, and may be at risk for increased errors or accidents on the job. JAMA asserts that the treatment for insomnia not only improves sleep, but also improves daytime functioning.

How Can Integrative Health Help?

Integrative care uses both conventional and complementary therapies, which are typically guided by a medical professional. Goodpath’s programs are tailored by our medical team and include supplements, exercise, nutrition, and more.

From our own research, two conditions are key healthcare cost drivers: musculoskeletal pain and behavioral health problems (including the impact on sleep, digestive health, etc.).

An integrative approach includes the guideline-based, number one recommended therapy for chronic insomnia: cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I), as well as herbal supplements, exercise, and mind-body therapies. 

CBT-I is effective in treating chronic insomnia and may be more effective than multiple pharmacotherapies according to  a synopsis of the Veteran’s Administration/Department of Defense sleep disorder guidelines.

Goodpath Can Help Treat Your Employees Sleep Problems

Our programs are all-inclusive and seamless to use, with pain, sleep, and nutrition coaching through video chat, text message, and email.They also include supplements delivered directly to employees’ homes; on-demand exercise programs; and mind-body interventions, like yoga and other relaxation techniques. All of our program components are scientifically-proven to be safe and effective. 

Our integrative sleep program can help treat your employees sleep problems. Get in touch with us at www.goodpath.com.