Sleep difficulty includes several different types of problems including difficulty falling asleep and difficulty staying asleep. These issues can stem from many different underlying causes. The following are some examples of treatments provided for various common sleep difficulties:
- Insomnia - difficulty falling asleep. Acupuncture is applied in order to balance the nervous system and calm the mind, as well as help regulate sleeping/waking hormones. Acupressure or reflexology may also be applied to relax the body and regulate hormone balance.
- Disturbed sleep - difficulty staying asleep. Acupuncture is applied to help reset the body's circadian rhythms as well as relax the body so it can reach a deeper rest state while asleep. Acupressure or reflexology may also be applied to relax the body and calm the mind.