Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is
characterized by difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. People with
insomnia have one or more of the following symptoms:
Difficulty falling asleep
Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep
Waking up too early in the morning
Feeling tired upon waking
Symptoms of insomnia can include
Sleepiness during the
concentration or memory
Good sleep hygiene
Stick to a regular bedtime schedule. Try to get out of bed at the same
time each morning, even if it's a weekend or holiday.
Avoid napping during the day.
Avoid stressful activities and vigorous exercise for 2 hours before going
to bed. Do exercise regularly, but earlier in the day.
Before going to bed, try relaxation techniques, such as deep breathing,
yoga, or meditation.
Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and cool. Use earplugs or eye
shades if needed.
Leave the bedroom if you can't sleep. Go into another room and read, or do
something relaxing and quiet.
Avoid substances that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks,
or diet pills.
Avoid alcohol and nicotine before bed.
Acupuncture treatment for Insomnia
In many cases insomnia is a result of disruption of our body's circadian
rhythm, the cyclic variation of physiological rhythm which occurs in an
approximately 24 hour period. One or a combination of the following
approaches may be used to reset the biological clock:
Granule and Herbal
Moxa and Tui na
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