Why Can’t I Sleep?
Insomnia is common in our society today. Insomnia is so common that 50 to 70 million Americans are affected every year and almost half of the population has insomnia at some point in their lives. And, it is more common for women to suffer from insomnia which can arise during pregnancy.
With insomnia occurring in nearly 50% of the adult population, chronic insomnia occurs in 10-15% of the population
That being said, insomnia can cause many serious health problems. Chronic insomnia is having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep at least three nights per week for three months or more.
Health Problems Caused by Insomnia:
- Mood Disorders like depression or anxiety
- Brain fog, forgetfulness, difficulty concentrating, and poor decision making
- Weight Gain
- Hormone Imbalances
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Heart Disease
- Weakened Immune System
- Increase Risk of Accidents
Difficulty sleeping can be caused by many different reasons. Many times sleep disturbances are due to stressful life events that can trigger anxiety or depression. Sometimes your health may be a reason you can’t sleep through the night.
Sleep apnea, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), your age, and pain might be keeping you awake or preventing a good night of sleep. People over the age of 60 are most affected by insomnia.
Medications, both over the counter and prescriptions, can “knock you out”, but most of them leave you feeling groggy or even hungover the next day.
Drinking lots of coffee or other caffeinated beverages might make you feel awake, but drinking too much caffeine can keep you up at night making your insomnia even worse.
There are a lot of things to keep you up during the night, but is there a holistic way to combat insomnia?
Of course, there is! Acupuncture is a great holistic treatment of insomnia.
Acupuncture is a 3,000-year-old technique that helps promote the body’s natural healing and circulation. In addition to supporting the function of each organ system. Above all acupuncture is a time-tested holistic treatment to restore balance to the body.
Insomnia and Acupuncture
Acupuncture is useful to treat pain, anxiety, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, and other health ailments.
Acupuncture for insomnia helps your body make melatonin and GABA. These hormones control your wake and sleep cycles and help you sleep through the night.
Acupuncture helps increase serotonin levels which elevates your mood and decreases anxiety and stress.
Acupuncture also calms the nervous system and gets you out of “fight or flight”. Your body is unable to sleep well and repair itself if you can’t relax.
Because insomnia commonly has at least one underlying condition (or many). Treating those issues with acupuncture is incredibly beneficial for your overall health and wellbeing.
Acupuncture has been used for decades to treat anxiety and stress, physical pain and body aches, GERD, digestive disorders, sleep apnea, hormonal imbalances, headaches and migraines, allergies, PMS, and hot flashes.
How Long Does Acupuncture Take to Start Working?
Benefits are usually felt immediately with the best results from cumulative treatments. As the treatments build on themselves, the body is able to find balance and restore health to optimal levels. Above all the more you receive treatment the longer you will experience the benefits.
Does It Hurt?
We use single-use, sterile, and very thin needles. Most of the time needle placement is completely painless. However, sometimes patients do experience a mild momentary pinch or warm sensation. Our patients find the treatments to be very relaxing and energizing.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
We take careful consideration to how severe and long you’ve been suffering from insomnia and any other health conditions you might have.
Acupuncture is a cumulative healing therapy. Therefore, in order for the effects to be long-lasting, consistency of care is important.
It’s time to get a good night’s sleep and stop suffering from insomnia!
Ready to Start Getting Better Sleep With Acupuncture in Orland Park, IL?
Stop living with insomnia and all the health conditions that can come from it. Get relief from our acupuncturist in Orland Park, IL. In order to start getting acupuncture at Anchored in Health just follow these steps.
- Contact us to speak with our acupuncturist
- Schedule your first acupuncture appointment
- Start getting the rest that you need
Other Health Services Offered At Anchored in Health In The Chicago Area
Anchored in Health offers additional services to help you live your healthiest life. To address weight gain in addition to detoxification, chronic disease, and more we offer Functional Medicine, genetic testing, thermography, and Shape ReClaimed. We also offer Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care for complete relaxation and pain relief. Learn more today!