Students, did you know that your pillow is far more valuable in helping you succeed in school than any device you may own?
Lack of sleep leads to depression, anxiety, A.D.H.D and cognitive impairment. As a bonus, quality sleep fortifies our immune system!
“Nothing gets worse with better sleep, and a lot of things get better.” Dr. Prichard, scientific director of Center for College Sleep at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.
She also says this, “After being awake 16 hours in a row, brain function begins to decline, and after 20 hours awake, you perform as legally drunk.”
And, “One in every three or four students nationally fails to graduate.”
Students report stress as the major cause of their insomnia.
As an acupuncturist, I love placing needles in patients painlessly, and watching the tension from their expressions be replaced by calmness, even bliss. Many drift into sleep. Those that go far away are in a state of continental drift!
Acupuncture increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain, the feel-good neurotransmitters.
When we are feeling stress, anxiety or depression as a result of deficient shut-eye, we are in a sympathetic state or “fight or flight” mode. Also, if you have anxiety, you are three times more likely to suffer from GERD-acid reflux.
Acupuncture is very effective in delivering us to the parasympathetic state or “rest and repair” mode.
Which mode would you like to reside in? Please come in for a treatment and elevate the quality of your life!