Insomnia and Acupuncture
According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 30% of people feel like they do not get enough sleep.
Insomnia occurs when you experience one of the following
You have a hard time falling asleep
You have a hard time staying asleep, waking often throughout the night
You wake early, unable to fall back asleep
You do not feel rested upon waking after a full nights sleep
There are many factors that can affect the quality of sleep you are getting, biological, physical, and emotional. Having high stress can cause waking between the hours of 1:00am and 3:00am due to cortisol levels spiking too early in the day. Racking thoughts is a frequently reported reason as to why many people have a hard time falling asleep.
Sleep issues can cause many unwanted side effects during the day, such as
Lack of Concentration
Muscle aches and pain
Poor performance at work or school
Acupuncture has been shown to improve sleep quality, length of time, and restfulness upon waking.