Can you remember what it’s like to sleep throughout an entire night, waking to feel refreshed and ready to take on the world?
Poor sleep is increasingly common amongst Australians with one in three people experiencing difficulty with their sleep due to stress, illness, technology and other life-style driven practices.
According to the Australian Journal of Pharmacy (2018), 53% of Australian adults have some form of medical issue that impacts their sleep, with almost two in ten adults reporting insomnia, chronic pain and snoring (all 16%). Worry has the greatest effect on Australian adults’ sleep (51%) followed by illness/physical discomfort (27%) and technology distractions (21%), (AJP, 2018).
The effect of insomnia is poor concentration (35%), performance, irritability/mood (38%) and low motivation (43%), with increased dependence on prescription sleep drugs (18%) to aid sleep (AJP, 2018) – not to mention caffeine to support functionality during the day!
“Insomnia” covers a range of problems including the inability to fall asleep, to wake during the night or early morning, restless and dream-disturbed sleep.
Chinese Medicine attributes a number of causes for insomnia but fundamentally it involves the interrelationship between the mind and the body. When this is out of sync, the length and quality of sleep is disturbed.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine may assist with bringing your body back into balance, naturally, and help to reset the body’s ability to sleep when it should.
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Reference: AJP (2018). https://ajp.com.au/news/5-stats-sleep/
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