Summer time and the living’s easy — right?
Well, not exactly.
Many of us find summer to be even busier than before, albeit with fun social events, warm temperatures and hopefully a few trips to the beach.
If you’re feeling summer burnout and are finding it hard to get restful slumber at night, let us help because if your sleep pattern isn’t consistent, it can impact nearly every aspect of your life. So, it’s important to get your sleep back on track, stat.
Acupuncture can help you achieve increased levels of melatonin — the hormone responsible for sleep — and it also works to reduce insomnia and anxiety.
Acupuncture has also been proven to help manage a fairly common culprit for less-than-worthy Zzz’s: sleep apnea. It’s thought that acupuncture can help strengthen the tongue, which can prevent it from dropping back during the night which blocks the airway, resulting in apnea.
There are environmental factors to consider too, when it comes to improving sleep. Here’s what else you can try:
Ensure your room is kept between 68-70 degrees
Avoid blue light emitting electronics at least one hour before bedtime
No caffeine after 3pm
Try black out curtains or a sleep mask if you’re sensitive to light
Consider trying CBD oil or essential oils to help relax