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  • Writer's pictureGulf Coast Acupuncture and Fertility

2:47 AM…And You're Awake Again!

Millions of American adults struggle to fall and stay asleep. While improving your sleep habits can help eliminate some of the issues preventing quality sleep, 10-15% of people still experience chronic insomnia.

While being poked by needles may not be what you had in mind when you think about improving your sleep, studies show that acupuncture can decrease anxiety, stimulate melatonin production, induce sleep and reduce sleep disruption.

Acupuncture can help regulate the body's physiology, including what may keep you up at night," Manual and electro-acupuncture can both be effective in treating insomnia. In addition, auricular (ear points) can also be used for people with insomnia.

Insomnia affects about 40% of the adult population in the U.S. While 25-30% of these people experience intermittent sleep disruption, 10-15% report chronic insomnia, which can put the heart at risk.

Identifying the underlying causes of insomnia can be the key to treatment, which includes stress and anxiety, among common causes of sleeplessness.

Acupuncture can help quiet the mind, increase relaxation and decrease stress to promote sleep. The treatment can also help increase the release of natural melatonin in the body to help improve sleep.

Chronic pain can also keep you from getting comfortable and drifting off to sleep; resolving or lessening the pain with acupuncture may help get a good night's rest.

Acupuncture can also be effective for those with sleep apnea. Sleep apnea may be reduced, by helping a person lose weight, even by as little as 10%. Acupuncture can help with weight loss and improved energy.

We all function better after a good night's sleep. Our minds work better with increased clarity. Even with the plot twist and speed bumps that life brings us, a good night's sleep helps us cope and even thrive. We can help! Call today!


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