Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and or staying asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. You may still feel tired when you wake up. Insomnia can sap not only your energy level and mood but also your health, work performance, quality of life, and even life span.
The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go.
Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. chronic one happens at least 3 nights a week for 3 months or more.
There are about a third of all adults report some insomnia symptoms and 6 to 10 percent of adults have symptoms severe enough to go to see doctors.
Insomnia can be primary or secondary.
Primary insomnia aren’t linked to any other health condition. But because of:
• Stress related to big life events, like a job loss or change, the death of a loved one, divorce, or moving;
• Environment factors like, noise, light, or temperature
• Changes to your sleep schedule like jet lag, a new shift at work, or bad habits you picked up when you had other sleep problems
• Your genes. Research has found that a tendency for insomnia may run in families.
Secondary insomnia: This means you have trouble sleeping because of a health condition, like Mental health issues like depression and anxiety
• Medications for colds, allergies, depression, high blood pressure, and asthma.
• Pain or discomfort at night
• Caffeine, tobacco, or alcohol use, as well as use of illicit drugs.
• Hyperthyroidism and other endocrine problems
• Other sleep disorders, like sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome
• Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia
• PMS and menopause
Sleeping Aids are among the most common medications a person can find, ostensibly because of insufficient or poor quality sleep leads not only to irritability and exhaustion, but also to muscle stiffness, impaired cognitive function, fibromyalgia, and other significant health problems. However, these new medications are starting to show side effects that people are not willing to deal with, such as drowsiness at inopportune times. These effects, along with the new found interest in herbal medicine and natural cures for modern ills, has prompted people to seek out alternative ways to fix their sleeping problems. Herbal remedies are more typical, but acupuncture is the most effective and safest therapy for insomnia.
Acupuncture is one of the oldest and most effective therapy that has been used to serve as treatments for 400 kind of illness, from the common cold to cancer. This therapy is based on the holistic conception, Yin Yang theory, five elements theory, meridian theory. They see the whole body as an organic one- body, mind, spirit, and emotions. They believe that a person is made up of interdependent parts and each part is inter-influence. if one part is not working properly, all the other parts will be affected. In this way, if people have imbalances in physical, emotional, or spirit, it can negatively affect their overall health. What is more, They see the human in among the earth and heaven as an organic one too. They look at the whole person, including analysis of physical, nutritional, emotional, social, spiritual and lifestyle factor, the whole environment around the human body.
Western medicine emphasis on the physical structures of the body, which are made up of different organic and inorganic substances, proteins, tissues and cells. These substances form the physiological basis of humans. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), on the other hand, views life in a different way. Instead of emphasizing discrete body components with cells being the basic building blocks, the body is seen as a whole entity with connecting parts that work together to sustain life. Some parts have more energetic properties while others have more material characteristics. The interaction between the different parts is vital to the individual’s being so they are often referred to as fundamental substances. Qi (pronounced chee), blood, body fluids and essence are the most important fundamental substances necessary for life.
TCM utilizes a system of Acupuncture points and meridians to track the function and balance of our organs, Qi and blood. It is believed that each organ houses a different aspect of our spirit. For those with insomnia or sleep apnea, the heart (fire) and kidney (water) are often out of balance (not harmonious), kidney Yin deficiency and heart fire over active cause the heart shen can not calm down during the sleep and allowing the spirit to wander and disrupt the normal patterns of sleep.
Most people are reluctant to try out acupuncture, primarily because they hear acupuncture is very effective in various pain. For treating the low back pain got a side effective of cure their 10 years insomnia is the typical example. Acupuncture can also be used to treat other problems, such as stress and anxiety, at the same time that sleep problems are treated. This eliminates the need for someone to take multiple drugs to tackle multiple conditions, seeing as how acupuncture (properly administered) can be used to treat all those conditions in one go.
It should be noted, however, that acupuncture is not designed to fix everything in just one session. Like any good treatment, it needs to be applied repeatedly for the effects to last. However, provided that the treatment is taken regularly for a certain period, then the blockage of the chi should eventually clear and any sleep problems that a person has would be solved. At least, until something blocks the Qi all over again.