We all know that getting a good night sleep is important. Not only does a good night sleep leaving you feeling restful and ready for a new day, it has major health benefits. A quality eight hours can help you keep your blood pressure low, decrease your risk for obesity, help with muscle repair and your memory.
But what happens when you don’t get enough sleep? The first indicator of our sleep quality is often our mood. A lack of sleep can leave you sluggish, cranky and stressed.
Sleep and stress have an unhealthy dependence on each other. Each one causes the other sending you into a dire spiral.
Stress has been reported to increase when your length and quality of Z’s decreases. Being stressed causes restless sleep, when sleep quality decreases, stress levels rise resulting in more poor sleep. And on it goes.
- 40% more likely to feel overwhelmed
- 42% more likely to lack motivation, interest, and energy
- 52% more likely to lose patience with their children
- 50% more likely to yell at their spouse
- 41% more likely to skip exercise
Breaking the Cycle
So what can you do—never put yourself in a stressful situation again? For many of us, that is not likely. Stress comes into our lives in many ways, through work, family, traffic. Understanding your triggers is an important first step in controlling your stress levels, but figuring out a long-term stress management plan is crucial.
Acupuncture is very common, holistic approach to handling stress, helping you break that vicious cycle and getting back to quality sleep.
Acupuncture for Stress
Acupuncture helps to relieve stress by hitting certain points on your body that will emit a variety of stress combating hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones help block stress hormones and release endorphins allowing your body to get back to a relaxed state.
If you are interested in acupuncture to end your stress cycle, give us a call today. We will work with you to create a holistic stress management plan and get you back to feeling like you.