Acupuncture & Sleep With Lindsay Rusk

Getting poked with a needle may notIMG_0291 (1) seem like the most effective way to improve your sleep, but first impressions are often misleading.

Acupuncture has been gaining popularity in helping people to fall asleep sooner, keep people asleep longer and to get people into deeper states of sleep.

Everyone needs sleep, ideally 7 to 9 hours for adults. During the hours of sleep, our body heals from the day’s physical activity, our short term memories become long term memories. Sleep makes your smarter! Too little sleep fuels insulin resistance, which can increase your risk for obesity and diabetes. If anxiety is keeping you awake, acupuncture will help calm your nerves enabling you to fall asleep. If chronic pain is preventing you from catching your zzz, acupuncture can eliminate pain to help you sleep. Acupuncture helps you sleep by increasing night time melatonin production. Melatonin is a hormone which encourages you to fall asleep.

If you have trouble getting long high quality sleep every night, come in and try acupuncture!

 

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