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Treat Insomnia Naturally With An Acupressure Mat

Insomnia afflicts almost everyone at some point. There are many different prescription drugs and over the counter medications on the market for the purpose of treating insomnia. You may prefer using a natural method of falling asleep rather than using drugs and there are several things you can try, like an acupressure mat or meditation.

You need to sleep every night in order to stay healthy. In order to achieve this goal you may need to resort to medication now and then, but what if you have a chronic insomnia problem? Do you really want to rely on pills so you can fall asleep every night? After all, sleep is something your body should be able to do naturally.

To understand why natural methods like an acupressure mat can help you overcome insomnia, you should first know a little about what causes it in the first place. Stress, pain, diet, and environmental factors could all be to blame.

When you struggle with anxiety and stress, your mind is in constant turmoil. Worry and concerns swirl around in your mind and keep you awake. For a long term solution, you should identify what causes your stress and learn techniques to help you manage it. That may not help you get to sleep in the meanwhile though. Luckily, there are other things you can do to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and stress so you can calm your mind and fall asleep.

Stress causes all kinds of physical and emotional reactions in your body. It increases your blood pressure and makes you irritable, nervous, and restless. Natural techniques like acupressure, meditation, and guided relaxation can help you overcome the symptoms of stress so you can relax and sleep. An acupressure mat may be particularly helpful because studies have shown that acupressure causes the release of endorphins in your body and these facilitate relaxation.

An acupressure mat can help you with physical pain too. Aches and pains can keep you awake but there may not be a need to reach for the pain killers. Acupressure has been shown to reduce nerve impulses and thereby dull painful sensations.

An acupressure mat is a handy way to derive the benefits from acupressure at home. You place this mat on top of your mattress and lay down on top of it. Put on some soothing music and dim the lights and let the mat work on the pressure points in your back. When not in use, you can roll the mat up and keep it out of view underneath your pillow.

The acupressure points stimulate your body's meridians which triggers a calming and relaxing effect throughout your body. The endorphins that are released are also known as the feel good hormones because they work to reduce feelings of anxiety and stress so you can deeply relax and drift off to sleep.

You can use your acupressure mat every night for around twenty minutes right before you go to sleep. If you fall asleep on the mat, it won't hurt a thing and may even do you good. The mat works to rebalance your body and mind so your natural sleep impulses return.

For long term treatment of insomnia, a natural treatment would be a better choice than relying upon drugs. Natural treatments you can try in conjunction with using an acupressure mat are warm baths, meditation, aromatic candles, and guided relaxation CDs. These are all effective insomnia treatments that you can do inexpensively at home that are good for you too.
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