Some people think insomnia is defined by sleeplessness, but you may be suffering from insomnia if you experience the following:
- Difficulty falling asleep
- Waking during the night
- Waking up too early
- Falling asleep within 5 minutes
- Daytime fatigue and irritability
Sleepless nights happen to almost everyone but chronic insomnia effect 40 million Americans and costs over $16 billion in medical expenses.
Sleep and sleep related problems play a role in a large number of other disorder and affect almost every field of medicine. For example, strokes and asthma attacks tend to occur at night or early morning due to change in hormones, heart rate, and other characteristics associated with sleep. Studies have even found sleep deprivation can trigger seizures while deep sleep helps prevent seizures from spreading from one part of the brain to another.
Acupuncture and mind-body therapies have a long history of treating insomnia successfully, especially in the elderly when risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia can prevent them from taking traditional medications used to treat sleep and mood disorders.
At StillWaters Healing Center, we find that treating sleeplessness early is key to success. We use a combination of Acupuncture, Acupressure, aromatherapy, and herbal medicine to regulate your sleep cycle and improve the overall quality of deep sleep you experience.
Don’t be one of the 1 in 3 Americans suffering from insomnia. There is a natural way to better sleep.