“I Can’t Sleep!” Acupuncture Can Remedy Your Insomnia
If you’ve ever uttered those words when you’re extremely tired yet unable to sleep, you may have insomnia. Insomnia can be caused by many things: stress, anxiety, over-exposure to blue-light, and the list goes on. Acupuncture for insomnia can place a lot of your insomnia issues at bay while you work to correct the other factors in your life causing you to stay awake when you just want to sleep. In this post we’ll discuss the benefits of acupuncture for insomnia, sleep-depravation, and how the processes involved in acupuncture can provide a path to many, many additional benefits you would have never guessed.
Acupuncture for Insomnia
Insomnia can be caused by many things:
- Lack of Exercise
- and so much more
The seemingly constant, over-exposure to blue light from our phones, tablets, and computers is altering our sleep cycles and sleep schedules. This is in turn throwing off the remainder of our day and causing low-productivity, added stress, and weight gain. There are several methods to reduce one’s exposure to blue-light and it all begins with realigning your priorities and determining whether or not that one extra email or text right before bed is worth it or not. If you value your health and well-being, you’ll wait until the morning when your body is prepared to take on the day. If you absolutely cannot avoid your phone, tablet, or computer before bed; you’ll want to download a color-warming application to alter the emitted light from cold-blue to a warm-glow hue and this will allow you to not be over-stimulated by the light emitted from your device.
We all know stress is bad and if you’ve ever experienced insomnia, it has most likely occurred at least once under a period of extreme stress. We’re not sure of the exact reason for stress causing insomnia, but it is most likely due to the effects on the body stress seems to induce. Higher blood-pressure, elevated adrenaline levels, heightened “fight-or-flight” levels, etc… All of these combined can cause many ailments to arise in the human body and insomnia is definitely one of the most common ailments associated with stress.
Many individuals will notice certain foods can trigger insomnia to occur. Too much caffeine, sugar, or alcohol and before you know it, you’ll be laying down, wishing you hadn’t over-indulged. It’s important to maintain a healthy, whole-food diet to increase your resilience against insomnia. Whole, real, unprocessed foods have all the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need to supply your body with the energy and defense system it needs to combat annoying conditions such as insomnia.
Lack of Exercise
Blood flow is extremely important to combating insomnia. This is is why it’s vital to exercise regularly. Exercise allows your blood to flow freely, your muscles to constrict and contract, and endorphins to be released which will help allow the mind, body, and soul to relax and prevent insomnia from occurring. When there’s a lack of exercise, one begins to feel sluggish, depressed, lethargic, and an overall feeling of unhealthiness. Staying on top of a regular exercise routine not only helps with preventing insomnia but it also helps you lose weight, feel healthier, look healthier, and reduce stress.
“Why Should I choose Acupuncture for My Insomnia?”
That’s a great question! Acupuncture has provided relief for insomnia sufferers for centuries and our techniques here at Bee Cave Acupuncture & Nutrition have proven to be effective for many individuals. We’re excited to start helping you live the life you want and take control of your well-being. Feel free to contact us via phone at: 1-512-263-4099 or request an appointment, here! Looking forward to meeting you soon!