Insomnia is an incredibly frustrating and common problem, with 30-40% of all adults struggling to get a good night’s sleep. At Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness, Yuliya Chernyak, DAOM, improves your sleep using an integrative traditional Chinese medicine approach that heals all the underlying causes of insomnia. Dr. Chernyak is an Acupuncturist and insomnia specialist located in Hazlet, NJ and the surrounding areas of Holmdel, Matawan, and Old Bridge NJ. Studies show that acupuncture helps cancer patients overcome insomnia, a good sign that it can restore your sleep too. Don’t keep struggling with insomnia; call the office in Hazlet, New Jersey, or schedule an appointment online today.
What is insomnia?
Though most everyone associates insomnia with difficulty sleeping, it encompasses several problems. When you have insomnia, you may:
- Have a hard time falling asleep
- Wake frequently during the night
- Struggle to get back to sleep (after waking during the night)
- Wake up too early (and can’t get back to sleep)
Insomnia may improve on its own, but for many, it turns into a problem that goes on for months.
What other symptoms occur if I have insomnia?
Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep top the list of symptoms. However, the lack of sleep leads to other problems such as:
- Daytime tiredness and fatigue
- Irritability, hyperactivity, and restlessness
- Difficulty paying attention
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
These symptoms significantly impact your ability to perform at school or work. Insomnia also increases your risk of serious health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity.
What causes insomnia?
Many people struggle to sleep when they can’t relax or shut their brain off at night. Mental health conditions such as anxiety, depression, and chronic stress also affect your ability to get a good night’s sleep.
Health conditions that commonly cause insomnia include:
- Chronic pain
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Heart failure
- Restless legs syndrome
Insomnia occurs in other sleep disorders, such as circadian rhythm sleep disorder, a condition that disrupts your sleep-wake cycles.
How does traditional Chinese medicine help insomnia?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), including acupuncture and herbal medicine, restores your sleep by treating the root of the problem. As a holistic practice, TCM uniquely addresses every physical and mental condition that interferes with your sleep.
By comparison, conventional medicine offers few options for insomnia beyond improving sleep hygiene (following a calming bedtime routine) and cognitive behavioral therapy. Though sleep medications exist, they carry such a risk of side effects and addiction that you can only take them for a short time.
Dr. Chernyak precisely targets the organ systems and energy pathways within your body that cause insomnia; then, she uses acupuncture to restore your energy balance and improve sleep.
Acupuncture and herbal medicines have the remarkable ability to calm your nervous system, relax your muscles, and diminish any pain affecting your sleep.
Don’t put up with insomnia when you can get compassionate and effective care. Call Central New Jersey Acupuncture & Wellness or book an appointment online today.