The Evidence Behind Acupuncture for Insomnia
A preliminary report in 2004 found that in patients with anxiety and Insomnia acupuncture increased nighttime melatonin production and total sleep time. The patients who received acupuncture also fell asleep faster, were less aroused at night, and were less stressed. The researchers concluded that, “Acupuncture treatment for Insomnia may be of value for some categories of anxious patients with insomnia.”
Another study found that acupuncture improves sleep quality in patients with HIV, among whom sleep disturbance is a common problem. The researchers found that, “Sleep activity and sleep quality significantly improved following 5 weeks of individualized acupuncture…”
Other studies have shown that acupuncture works for people without health problems, too. A study in 1999 found that acupuncture improved sleep quality in normal people with insomnia. Sleep hackers, pay attention!
Another benefit of acupuncture is relief from chronic pain, which is a common contributor to sleeplessness.
Our Extensive experience in the clinic confirms these findings. since we started using acupuncture we notice Improved performance, and found that it noticeably improve sleep quality as well. In fact, so for those of us who want to be more productive Incorporating Acupuncture can be a game changer.