Insomnia


 
Insomnia
 

Overview

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 day.
General tiredness.
Irritability.
Problems with 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:

Acupuncture
Granule and Herbal decoction
Moxa and Tui na  Therapy
Exercise

If you think you have insomnia, Please Contact Us
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