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How H. Pylori & Other Digestive Problems Can Affect Your Sleep

  • Do you have a hard time getting to sleep?
  • Do you fall asleep only to wake up and have a hard time nodding off again?
  • Are you getting up in the middle of the night to empty your bladder once or twice?
  • Do you wake with night sweats of hot flushes?
  • Do you feel so energised at night that you don’t even want to go to bed?

If so, we can definitely help you, and you may be very surprised when I teach you the reasons for poor sleep, and how to move quickly into a position where you sleep like a baby.

Sleep problems are so common these days it’s just not funny. Yet they can be so, so simply to resolve. In some cases, they can be a little trickier, but in the main we get great results with our clients using very, very basic lifestyle changes.

Of course, a lack of sleep affects everything:

  • Your energy levels during the day
  • Your mood
  • Your focus and productivity
  • Your athletic performance

In turn, these affect your relationship, confidence, self-esteem, job and so forth.

In my experience, over and above simple factors like sleeping in a light or noisy room, being too hot or too cold, the main reasons you’re having a hard time sleeping are:

  • Low blood sugar at night, which increases your stress hormones (e.g. adrenaline and cortisol) and wakes you up, usually between 1-4am.
  • Chronic digestive infections such as H. pylori, which also elevate your stress hormones at night by causing inflammation in your digestive system.
    Toxicity – in Traditional Chinese Medicine, the liver meridian is active between 1-3am; if you are carrying excess toxins, overstimulation of the liver system can wake you up.
  • Sub-clinical low thyroid function that does not show up on standard medical tests.
  • Nutrient deficiencies such as vitamin B6, magnesium and potassium – these are very common deficiencies.
  • Imbalances in your sex hormones (especially progesterone and oestrogen in women); progesterone, in particular, is very relaxing and sleep-promoting.
    Neurotransmitter imbalances, which are very important for promoting relaxation. Examples include serotonin, dopamine and GABA.

I have found over the years that the reasons people may struggle to get a good night’s vary from person-to-person.

In many cases, implementing the following tips can be profoundly beneficial and may be all that’s needed:

  1. Sleep in a pitch black room (I mean pitch black – no light)
  2. Wear an eye mask if you can’t make your room pitch black
  3. Wear earplugs
  4. Eat a small snack before bed – fruit and goat’s cheese often works well (this helps maintain your blood sugar level)
  5. Try taking a warm bath with Epsom salts or magnesium flakes before bed
  6. Keep your bedroom temperature at 20 degrees Celsius
  7. Wear socks if your feet get cold (this is a sign of hypothyroidism and should be thoroughly investigated)
    Switch of electrical sockets and electrical devices
  8. Don’t watch TV or look at your phone before bed – the light tricks your body into thinking it’s day time
  9. Avoid exercising in the evening unless you are doing “mind-body” exercises such as yoga or tai-chi
  10. Make sure your head is not near an electrical socket or appliance on the other side of the wall
  11. Write down everything that you feel stressed about before you go to sleep

If you implement these twelve-steps and still find it hard to sleep, you will need to do some further investigation into:

  1. Whether you have bad bugs in your gut – H. pylori, Candida, parasites
  2. General digestive health and inflammation
  3. Liver function
  4. Hormone balance
  5. Nutrient status

By teaming up with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine where your individual imbalances are, you can create a simple road map to success.

Your individual road map may require removing bad bugs from your digestive system, detoxifying, replacing missing nutrients and balancing your hormones.

If you’re experiencing digestive symptoms, low sex drive, low energy, mood imbalances, skin symptoms, aches and pains in your body and other complaints, your sleep issues are part of a broader picture in which your body requires some assistance.

Struggling with Sleep Symptoms?

…Get Help Today!

It’s virtually impossible not to improve your sleep if you take the appropriate steps.

I’ve developed a range of products and tools to help you quickly and easily rejuvenate your digestive health and skyrocket your energy.

Please browse the options below and choose the one that best fits your requirements.

The H. Pylori Diet (more than 15,000 copies sold in all formats)

This 250-page book is perfect if you know you already have H. pylori. In it, I outline:

  • The main problems associated with H. pylori
  • Why doctors don’t understand H. pylori in enough depth
  • How H. pylori is transmitted
  • How to test for H. pylori at home
  • Foods to avoid when you have H. pylori to help reduce common symptoms like bloating, gas, heartburn and IBS
  • Foods to eat when you have H. pylori
  • How to tell whether you have an antibiotic-resistant strain
  • How to get rid of H. pylori using a proven natural protocol
  • How to heal your stomach
  • How to prevent reinfection

Whilst this book focuses on improving digestive health, you may experience significant improvements in sleep by following the recommendations therein.

Get your copy here

A Home Stool Test

Doing a home stool test changed my life – I’m not sure whether I would have found out why I felt unwell had I not done one. I wish I had done one a lot sooner as it would have saved a lot of toil and struggle!

Our H. pylori home stool test tells you whether you have H. pylori, which strain you have, and whether you have an antibiotic strain. It is a completely unique test and has extremely limited availability. Click here for details.

If you would like to check for parasites, Candida overgrowth, whether you are digesting your food and whether you have a damaged immune system, you can also do this from your own home. I recommend this test if you have digestive pain of any kind, as it is very comprehensive.

Click here for details about the comprehensive stool test.

Book A Consultation

I realise this information might be a little confusing and overwhelming, so please don’t worry.

There is no faster way to rejuvenate your health than to work with an expert who can help you negotiate the minefield of confusing information on TV, in the magazines and on the Internet.

Why not book an appointment to see me, Dave Hompes, at my London Clinic?

Click here to book a clinic appointment.

Or, if you live overseas and can’t make it to London, why not schedule a consultation via phone or Skype with a qualified Hompes Method practitioner?

Click here to schedule a phone or Skype appointment.


It is my deepest hope that we can serve you, and help you rejuvenate your health in all seven areas:

  • Digestion
  • Reproduction and sex
  • Energy
  • Aches and pains
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Skin

With blessings,

Dave Hompes.