- by Dr Chaitra Hegde
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- Jan 04 2018
SLEEPING DISORDERS: CURE BY ACUPRESSURE
It is a condition that affect the ability to sleep well on a regular basis. Sleep disorders are common now, whether they are caused by a health problem or by too much stress. It affects your mood, energy, efficiency, and ability to handle stress. Having sleeping disorders can affect physical health and can lead to weight gain, memory loss, mood swings, accidents, and put a strain on your relationships.
Signs and Symptoms
- Feeling sleepy and irritated during day.
- Difficulty in being awake when sitting.
- Fall asleep when driving.
- Problem in concentration.
- Look tired and react slowly.
- Trouble in controlling emotions.
- Take nap every day.
- Required caffeinated beverages to keep yourself going.
Types of Common Sleep Disorders
It is the inability to get to sleep or sleep well at night, can be caused by stress, jet lag, a health condition, anxiety and depression.
In this breathing temporarily stops during sleep, awakening you frequently. If you have sleep apnea you may not remember these awakenings, but you’ll likely feel exhausted during the day, irritable and depressed, or see a decrease in your productivity.
Restless legs syndrome (RLS)
It is a sleep disorder that causes an almost irresistible urge to move your legs (or arms) at night. The urge to move occurs when you’re resting or lying down and is usually due to uncomfortable, tingly, aching, or creeping sensations.
It is a sleep disorder that involves excessive, uncontrollable daytime sleepiness. It is caused by a dysfunction of the brain mechanism that controls sleeping and waking. If you have narcolepsy, you may have “sleep attacks” in the middle of talking, working, or even driving.
4 Best Acupressure Points to Promote Restful Sleep
To avoid pills, acupressure and reflexology can prove to be a healthier alternative and can positively affect the quality of sleep.
Behind acupressure for insomnia there is a fundamental belief that energy flows through the body through the various energy meridians and it gets obstructed due to the effects of stress. Acupressure therapy helps distribute the energy throughout the body and relax the body.
There are four such acupressure points for quick sleep that you can stimulate to be out like a light.
Neiguan, or Inner Gate also called as P6 or Pericardium 6. To find this point, place 3 fingers at the base of the wrist and feel for a natural depression. There is a depression between the tendons in the hand that can be an effective insomnia cure. Press this point, applying steady pressure till you feel stress start going away and you get more relaxed.
This point is located right in front of the heel. Locate it by drawing a line from
ankle bone to the sole of your foot.
It is also known as the Spirit Gate, H7 or Heart 7 and it controls the pathways to the heart. It is located directly below the base of the smallest finger, near the crease of the wrist. Apply constant pressure for 20 minutes.
It is situated on the head, at the base of the skull just behind the ear, along the soft place where your neck muscles connect to your jaw line. Apply steady but gentle pressure with your index and middle fingers into the hollow for 15 to 20 minutes.
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