Insomnia affects more than your sleep.

Sadly, sleep disorders affect most Australians at some point in their lives, with about one in ten Australians experiencing at least mild insomnia at any given time. 

Insomnia and its associated symptoms can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, cause you to wake up through the night or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. 

What causes insomnia?

Insomnia can be caused by a number of factors (or a combination) including ongoing stress and feelings of unease, PTSD, some medications, lifestyle factors including excessive alcohol intake, high sugar intake, sedentary lifestyle or poor sleeping environment. 

Lack of rejuvenating sleep can have serious consequences on your health, mood, and overall quality of life. From lowered energy levels to compromised work and concentration performance, insomnia can wreak havoc on your well-being. 

Common symptoms and problems with Insomnia can include;

What are the traditional treatments for insomnia?

Traditional treatments for insomnia have included; relaxation methods (meditation, yoga), acupuncture, exercise, hypnosis, aromatherapy, massage, herbal remedies, prescription medication and many others. 

Are there other treatment options for insomnia?

If you are experiencing long term insomnia and have tried other treatment methods that haven’t worked for you, we encourage you to seek medical advice and speak with one of our experienced Practitioners or one of our Wellness Experts. After assessing your specific needs, our Practitioners will determine if alternative treatment options are suitable for you.

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Our Women's Health Medical Expert

Kathleen Kuntz, MSN/NP

University of Pennsylvania BSN/MSN Nursing 2002 
Australia – AHPRA Registered Nurse with Nurse Practitioner
Specialisation in Obstetrics/Gynaecology/Sexual Health

Kathleen is an experienced Nurse Practitioner with a proven track record of assisting clients in finding relief through alternative plant based medications.

With over 25 years experience in women’s health, Kathleen has extensive experience in looking after female veterans who experience chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD and related insomnia (at unacceptably high rates); women experiencing chronic pain associated with endometriosis or other chronic pelvic pain syndromes; sexual health, vulvovaginal pain, pain with intercourse, and pain related to menopause.

After experiencing the positive effects plant based medicine had on patients in the USA, Kathleen undertook the training/education to become a certified cannabis prescriber. After moving to Canberra from the USA, Kathleen became an authorised prescriber in Australia. 

Kathleen is driven by her passion to help patients on their healthcare journey through alternative medication.