Now there are many things that can cause or contribute to an imbalance or a deficiency in your neurotransmitters that would produce insomnia. And when I say many, I mean at least 20 different things that can go wrong in the body that can produce neurotransmitter inducing insomnia. Below is an example of a problem that can arise with protein that can produce insomnia.
Neurotransmitters are substances that are usually made from protein. Eggs, for example, are protein.
Protein is broken down in our digestive tract into tiny pieces called amino acids. These amino acids are then modified by your body and changed into neurotransmitters. For example, the neurotransmiter serotonin is made from the amino acid L-Tryptophan. L-Tryptophan comes from the protein in eggs and turkey and is one of the reasons why people can get so tired after a big turkey dinner at Thanksgiving.