A common symptom amongst my clients who have parasites, is that they have poor sleep. This can be as severe as insomnia or simply that they wake up in the early hours of the morning, sometimes even with gut pain.

Parasites in the intestinal tract are a common trigger for insomnia and sleep issues. Their presence undermines the nervous system, which regulates sleep patterns, causing sleep issues. Their presence also sets your immune system into motion, generating a spike in cortisol which is your wake up hormone. This is why you can suddenly feel very awake at 3am..!

Research indicates parasites may also generate high levels of ammonia in the brain. The brain then lacks an essential enzyme ornithine curbamyl-transferase, which transforms ammonia into urea in the liver and kidneys. Ornithine, an ammonia reducer, can induce sleep in sleep-deprived persons. After eliminating a parasitic infestation, sleep quality is usually greatly improved.

Grinding your teeth in your sleep is another sign of a possible parasite infestation. Teeth grinding may occur while you sleep due to anxiety and restlessness caused by the toxins and waste products released by the parasites into their host’s body.

If you wake frequently during the night, particularly around 3AM, you may be experiencing the body’s attempts to eliminate parasitic toxic waste via the liver. These hours are when the liver function is most active. Sleep disturbances may also be caused by night-time exits of some parasitic forms through the anus, resulting in heightened discomfort and itchiness.

If you exhibit any of these symptoms, then a parasite cleanse could be just the answer! Check out the 6 week parasite cleanse if you want help removing these unwanted critters.

To health and happiness,

Jade, X