How to improve your sleep
Poor sleep impacts on a range of health issues from obesity, cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, hormone regulation, poor memory, anxiety and generally stress and inflammation in the body.
Many people find that coming for acupuncture helps them sleep better - even if sleep is not the main reason for having acupuncture.
There are a number of different patterns that we will look at when you come for acupuncture to help with insomnia and sleep. As part of the consultation we’ll look at what is out of balance and develop a treatment plan based on your particular combination of symptoms.
Some of the things that we’ll look at include whether you have trouble getting to sleep or staying asleep. If you wake through the night, is it the same time every night or does this vary? Do you experience palpitations, dizziness or anxiety? Do you feel hot and restless?
We’ll also look at your diet and routine and often add some tailored recommendations of things to include (or to stop) which can also balance the patterns of disharmony.
Tips for a good night sleep:
● Reduce the use of screens…
● Avoid eating before bed…
● Pillows - how long since you’ve replaced your pillows…
● Empty your mind …
This article was co-authored by Laura Ichajapanich & Stacey Chapman