Trouble catching some zzzz’s? Acupuncture can help with sleepless nights!

Do you have trouble getting to sleep? Do you find you can fall asleep but then continue to wake throughout the night and have trouble to get back to sleep? Or do you wake at 5am and then can’t get back to sleep for those last precious two hours before the alarm signals the beginning of the day?

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, then try acupuncture!  With our increasingly stressful and demanding 21st Century life sleep disorders are becoming more and more common. A wide range of issues can disrupt sleep patterns, but when sleep becomes an issue it is usually hard to break out of it and get back to a healthy sleep pattern alone.

Acupuncture works to calm our whole system down while nourishing our energy, which, in turn helps us to sleep.   If you have ever had acupuncture you will know what I am talking about – patients regularly leave my treatment room feeling as if they have been on a mini holiday!  Not only do I see the evidence on a regular basis in my clinic, there are many studies that show that acupuncture does indeed help with sleep issues.

Along with acupuncture treatment there are various other ways that you can help yourself such as:

  • Keep coffee down to one a day – preferably before 12pm
  • Keep the bedroom a ‘gadget’ free zone – no iphones, ipads or computers
  • Log off said ‘gadgets’ at 10pm and dim lights if possible so you can start to adjust to the dark and set off wind down process within your body
  • Lie with your legs up against a wall for 10 minutes concentrating gently on your breath. (To get into this position put you hips right up against the wall, and gently place your legs stretched upwards against the wall so you make a right angle shape.) This pose is very restorative and calming so can help if you are ‘tired and wired’ which I see in my clinic more and more.

If you are interested in booking in a consultation to see how I can help with your sleep patterns then please contact me and I look forward to hearing from you!