If you’ve experienced the continued inability to fall asleep or staying asleep then you are already familiar with the disorder known as insomnia and the effects it can have on your physical and mental health.
Insomnia continues to be a public health issue in the United States, with around 50 to 70 million people exhibiting some type of sleep disorder. More men than women suffer from insomnia or other forms of sleep disorder. One in three men get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep on a regular basis.
Many factors may disrupt your sleep, including excessive dreaming.
What Happens with Excessive Dreaming?
Excessive dreaming is more than just nightmares causing you to wake or sleep restlessly. The issue often begins when you eat too much or drink to excess a few hours before going to sleep. The undigested food sits inside you, eventually becoming stagnant. This can disrupt the natural flow of qi in your body, causing heat, which in turn, aggravates the heart and the spirit.
When your dreams disrupt your sleep, it may trigger restlessness. What follows is an imbalance of your system, which may cause you to wake at odd hours, feel tired the next day, and even experience greater anxiety, making sleep even more difficult. Other potential symptoms include heart palpitations, teeth grinding at night, irritability, and depression.
Acupuncture for Insomnia
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is often used in treating a multitude of disorders, including insomnia, which causes various internal disharmonies that make the spirit restless, causing you to lose sleep.
Your insomnia, however, will not go away after one visit to the acupuncturist. Multiple visits are necessary before the effects can allow you to regularly sleep well again. People who have undergone multiple treatments report experiencing calmness and relaxation for the first time — in a very long time.
Have you been having difficulties sleeping recently? Active Med Integrative Health Center offers acupuncture for insomnia. We have an ongoing promotion where you get seven treatments and an herbal formula for insomnia at affordable rates.
Call us and ask us about our offers and treatments.