We all know good night sleep is essential to good health. It is recommended that we get between 7-8 hours’ sleep a night to enable our bodies to rest properly, store memories, restore energy and allow our bodies to heal. Even having a few days of sleep deprivation can affect your overall health leading to increased weight gain, the risk of diabetes, depression, affect your ability to concentrate and process information and cause heart problems.
This can be a difficult question to answer from a general perspective. People’s experiences can vary from a deep sense of well-being and relaxation to the onset of a healing crisis which can be uncomfortable. Often people’s expectations of acupuncture can be quite high and sometimes people think it is a miracle cure. It is important for people to understand that everyone’s response is individual.
The last few years in Ireland could be considered one long stress period for many people. The causes of stress are individual to each person; common ones can include: unemployment, money worries, relationship worries, longer working hours and having to travel further to reach work. Having less free time to unwind and spend time with family and friends have become an everyday problem and it’s not surprising it is impacting on people’s health
You may be suffering from a sleep disorder. Sleep is one of the life’s necessities and without it, your overall health and emotional wellbeing can suffer and can simply put you in a bad mood. It can cause cravings for sweet food, tiredness, lethargy, affect your stress levels, cause you to overreact and impair your work performance. Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder and if you answer yes to at least 2 of the first 8 questions above you may being suffering unnecessarily.