Getting a good night’s rest is critical to your overall good health. Lack of proper sleep not only leaves you cranky the next day, but it can put you at risk of more serious problems. Chronic insomnia can contribute to health issues such as heart failure, high blood pressure, and diabetes to name a few. It is also strongly linked to depression and anxiety and premature aging.
Many studies and much research has shown that acupuncture can help restore you to a restful sleep. Acupuncture can reset the body’s energy balance and increase the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. When it performed on the scalp, acupuncture can enhance blood flow to the sleep-inducing areas of the brain.
Acupuncture has little to no side effects, as opposed to the grogginess and dependence you might feel when using over-the-counter or prescription medications. However, acupuncture may relieve other symptoms such as stress and pain, which may be interrupting your sleep in the first place.
The CDC recommends that the average adult get at least 7 hours of restful sleep per night. How much do you get? If you’ve been struggling to get a good night’s rest, make an appointment with Dr. Pailin to hear more about how acupuncture can restore your nights to restful, recharging sleep.