Millions of American adults struggle to fall and stay asleep. While improving your sleep hygiene can help eliminate some of the barriers to quality sleep, 10-15% of people still experience chronic insomnia. According to a recent article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, insomnia affects about 40% of the adult population in the U.S. While 25-30% of these people experience intermittent sleep disruption, 10-15% report chronic insomnia, which can put the heart at risk. The most common cause of sleep deprivation, is from inadequate sleep due to poor sleep habits and from not making sleep a priority and the most common serious results of ongoing sleep deprivation are car accidents and stroke.
Insomnia is one of the most common diseases in modern society, the main characteristics of the patients were difficulty in falling asleep at night and/or failure to maintain effective sleep after falling asleep. It can lead to early awakening, short sleep, heavy sleeplessness, dreaming, poor sleep quality, and working hours after waking up, causing a series of negative emotions, such as fatigue, inefficiency, cognitive decline, social interaction, tension, and anxiety, which affect social harmony and stability. So Insomnia has gained more and more attention.
Acupuncture can help quiet the mind, increase relaxation and decrease stress to promote sleep. The treatment can also help increase the release of natural melatonin in the body to help improve sleep. For temporary insomnia, fewer than 10 sessions may be needed, while chronic insomnia may require more than one course of treatment. Research has shown a significant improvement in sleep quality from acupuncture treatments for patients with anxiety and depression. These improvements include reduced activity levels during sleep, less night awake time, ability to fall asleep faster, and less daytime sleepiness.
If your struggling with sleep, Beyond Health and Wellness can help you get the sleep you need