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Insomnia

Acupuncture for Insomnia

Sleep better and get your life back with acupuncture and naturopathic medicine!

Insomnia Definition:

Insomnia is defined as having disruptions in normal sleep cycle either trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking frequently in the night. Often leads to decreased energy and quality of life stemming from poor sleep.

Insomnia Causes:

Insomnia maybe caused by:

  • stress
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • medications
  • change in schedule
  • poor sleep habits
  • caffeine intake
  • eating later in the evening
  • and more

Insomnia Symptoms:

Symptoms of insomnia include:

  • Difficulty falling asleep at night
  • frequent wakening during the night
  • Not feeling well rested after a night’s sleep
  • Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
  • Irritability, depression or anxiety
  • Difficulty paying attention, poor focus
  • Tension headaches

 

Insomnia Treatments:

One of the most common responses following an acupuncture session is: they “had the best nights sleep ever.”

Acupuncture works by tapping into the parasympathetic nervous system, which is active during our sleep.  For insomnia, acupuncture can specifically work to regulate the circadian rhythm, work to eliminate imbalances that are affecting sleep, and help calm the mind to prepare for more restful sleep. Most patients find the treatment very relaxing and find their sleep improves with acupuncture treatments. In cases of chronic insomnia, more specific treatment is often needed.