Category Archives: sleep disorders

Restful Sleep Therapy

It will inevitably be impossible to heal troublesome symptoms if you are not able to celebrate restful sleep every night. That is how the body heals from the inside out.

Difficulty with getting to sleep and staying asleep is due to a sympathetic nervous system that is running full steam ahead. This is the nervous system that we need to manifest goals, finish marathons and change the world. We can’t get anything done unless the sympathetic nervous system is in working order!

However, you do not want an active sympathetic nervous system when trying to go to sleep and stay asleep.  How then do you (so to speak) put the sympathetic nervous system to sleep and activate your parasympathetic nervous system which will make it possible to celebrate a deep night’s sleep?

Try an icy cold treatment on the back of your neck to celebrate restful sleep. This does a marvelous job of shutting down your sympathetic nervous system. I demonstrate in the video how to give yourself this treatment when going to sleep. If you have an ice pack in the freezer you can try this therapy out tonight.

I have strong evidence that this therapy is worth trying out. I think you will be pleased.

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Rock Solid Walking
Fundamentals of Health

Sleep Homeopathic Remedy

The homeopathic remedy Rescue Sleep by Bach Flower Essences has the potential to offer deep sleep throughout the night. I have anecdotal evidence it has been helping people.

The active ingredients are included because they address issues that make it impossible to drop down into a good nights sleep. Here is the listing of ingredients and what they are designed to address.

White Chestnut offers relief from repetitive  thoughts
Star of Bethlehem softens the impact of shock
Cherry Plum supports a balanced mind when losing control
Impatiens institutes patience when you are having problems with other people
Clematis enhances focus
Rock Rose boosts courage and presence of mind

Robert Rodgers PhD
Founder 2004
Parkinsons Recovery
Rock Solid Walking
Fundamentals of Health



Empower Recovery

In his second book, “Parkinson’s Empowerment Training” author Karl Sterling goes deep into exploring many areas that will help a person with PD to empower recovery, improve the quality of movement, cognition, memory, and life itself.
You will encounter suggestions in my interview with Karl that will provide techniques and methods that offer the opportunity to reverse Parkinson’s symptoms.

He addressed ways to empower recovery including:

  •  Power of hope, empowerment, and beliefempower recovery
  •  The two step process to maximize neuroplasticity
  •  How to get sustained sleep at night
  •  Benefits of using Power Plate and whole body vibration
  •  The multifaceted roles dopamine plays in the body
  •  Techniques to improve memory and cognition
  •  Methods to Improve Gait and Mobility

Robert Rodgers PhD
Parkinsons Recovery

Road to Recovery from Parkinsons Disease
Olympia Washington

Sleep Disorder with Parkinson’s

I have been dealing with Parkinson’s for 2 years. Last December right after Christmas I took a nap at the kitchen table and my family could not wake me up. They said I slept for 15 minutes. They called EMT. This has been going on at least once a month or twice sometimes.

I was admitted in the hospital twice but no one cannot find the cause.  Please help.  My wife is losing her mind.  




What a challenge you and your family are currently encountering!  Your sixty-four thousand dollar question is:

Why in the world is this strange thing happening to you?

The leading question I would ask you to consider is:

What has changed recently in your life?

Have you begun any new medications? Has there been unusual stress in your life? The answer to this question – whatever it might be – may suggest a reason why this is now happening to you.

At a minimum I suggest you carefully review the side effects of any and all medications you currently take. The symptom you describe sounds to me like a possible side effect of a medication. If this turns out to be true, you can explore substitute medications in consultation with your doctor or entertain another solution to address the symptom that the medication was intended to address.

Perhaps the sleep problem is not due to the side effects of medications. What then? You have already had two extensive check ups at the hospital with no resolution and no insight into what is happening here. I suggest that it is now time to consider other alternatives.

One possible diagnostic option is to take advantage of the Free Happy Hour offered by Sound Health Options. Every two weeks, Sharry Edwards offers free diagnostic services using Bioacoustic voice profiling. I suspect the underlying source of the imbalance could be identified with a Bioacoustic analysis of your voice and set you on a course of recovery to the relief of  you and your entire family.

Another alternative is to attend the Parkinsons Recovery Summit in Cincinnati this summer. Parkinsons Recovery is convening the 2012 Parkinsons Recovery Summit June 22 and 23 which will assemble practitioners from many different modalities. You might well succeed in finding a solution to the problem by consulting with one of the health care practitioners who will provide consultations at the Summit.

My guess is that you are deficient in one or more substance the body needs to maintain balance. Once you know the source of the imbalance, you can help your body come back into balance through diet and taking the specific supplements your body needs right now.

Robert Rodgers
Pioneers of Recovery