You settle into a warm, relaxing bed, close your eyes and NOTHING HAPPENS. You just can’t fall asleep, hours go by and you’re still awake! The next day you feel tired, grouchy and unable to focus.
Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone at some point, but ongoing insomnia can indicate a deeper issue and could lead to further health concerns. Unfortunately, a common approach to treating insomnia includes prescription medication which has unfortunate side effects such as fogginess next day and/or dependence. That one of many reasons to consider an all-natural approach to treating sleep problems.
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking up during the night
- Waking too early
- Unrestful sleep
- Daytime fatigue and irritability associated with poor sleep
- Frustration and moodiness associated with poor sleep
Research into Acupuncture’s effectiveness in Insomnia & Restless Sleep
In research terms Acupuncture has a potentially positive effect on Insomnia (1). Clinical studies suggest that Acupuncture can increase nocturnal secretion of Melatonin, sleep onset latency, total sleep time, and sleep efficiency. With significant reductions in anxiety scores in trial participants (2).