Insomnia

Trouble sleeping? You’re not alone. An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven, have problems going to sleep or staying asleep, and thus are considered to have insomnia.

Perhaps one of the most frustrating things for a person to experience is life without a good night’s sleep. Without adequate sleep, most other aspects of a person’s life begin to unravel. Motivation begins to lag, goals seem further out of reach, and productivity lessons. Being unable to “shutoff” the brain and fall asleep or waking frequently throughout the night leaves one feeling destroyed physically and mentally. Acupuncture and herbal medicine have proven themselves effective remedies for most cases of insomnia. The patient reports an easier time falling asleep, staying asleep, and being more refreshed and ready to go the next day.