Melatonin is often called a sleeping hormone. It “sets the clock” in the sleep-wake cycle.
Tossing and turning in your sleep? Meet melatonin – the “sleep hormone” that helps regulate your body’s internal clock. As daylight fades and evening sets in, melatonin levels in your body rise, signalling that it’s time for sleep. As morning light returns, those levels drop, cueing you to wake up. But, in our modern world, this delicate balance can be disrupted, leading to a vicious cycle of sleepless nights and groggy days.
Sure, you could try taking melatonin pills to boost your levels temporarily, but is this the best solution? Are we merely masking the problem? Are you truly resetting our circadian rhythm or upsetting it? While the jury is still out on these questions, one ancient healing practice offers a more natural and holistic approach to restoring our sleep cycle: acupuncture.
So, how does acupuncture help us sleep? Research suggests that it can restore your natural nighttime melatonin levels, helping to regulate your sleep-wake cycle. That means better sleep quality, longer sleep duration, and reduced anxiety. Sounds like a dream come true, right?
If you’re struggling with insomnia or simply looking for a more natural way to support a healthy sleep cycle, consider giving acupuncture a try. It just might be the key to unlocking the restorative slumber you’ve been longing for. So go ahead, dive into the world of acupuncture and wake up to the benefits of a good night’s sleep.
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