Sleep is a very important part of our overall health and a good night’s rest can make a world of difference. If you suffer from insomnia or have trouble getting restful sleep, there are natural ways of sleeping better through Chinese medicine, and the following tips will help:
Improve Your Diet
This alone can improve the way you sleep and you should think of food as medicine because a proper diet will result in positive changes, including reduced stress and anxiety, a better hormonal balance and increased energy. Cutting out sugar, fried foods and processed meals will change your health completely. Modify your diet and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, and you will be able to sleep better as a result.
Drink Herbal Teas
This is especially important for those who depend on pharmaceuticals to help them sleep because Chinese medicine is a great alternative that offers natural solutions. Herbal teas and therapy can help you sleep better at nights without having to rely on pills or other medications to fall asleep. Medical sleep aids can have a number of negative side effects but herbal teas do not and will allow you to sleep restfully. Chinese medicine practitioners will uncover the underlying causes of your insomnia and will recommend the best herbal formula based on their findings.
This is a very effective treatment that can help you sleep better at night. Acupuncture can target hormonal imbalances, depression, pain and other underlying conditions and can treat them accordingly. This will allow you to sleep better and because acupuncture is highly individualized, the treatments will be customized to your needs so that you experience results. Acupuncture works with the body’s nervous system and can help reset and balance sleep cycles. A calm and focused state will allow you to rest and you will be able to sleep peacefully as a result.
Meditation can put you in the right state of mind, which will ultimately lead to better sleep. Meditation is not easy and it can be very challenging to force your mind to calm down but guided meditation can help you achieve that state and the more you do it, the more experience you will have and will be able to calm your mind successfully. Nowadays, there are a number of apps that can help you meditate, and doing so before bedtime can help you sleep.
Cut Back On Caffeine
This may sound obvious but most people have a cup of coffee in the afternoon without realizing that this can affect their sleep. Coffee can lead to poor sleep, so try to drink your caffeinated drinks in the mornings only.
Qi Herbs & Acupuncture can help you sleep better. If you are considering Chinese medicine and want to give acupuncture a try, our clinic can help. We specialize in fertility acupuncture and can discuss whatever condition you have, so if you are in Toronto, give us a call today!