There tend to be two types of sleepers in the world – one who can sleep through just about anything and the other who is disturbed by a pin dropping in the next room. If you are the latter type of sleeper then you will know that getting some decent shut-eye when there are noises happening around you can be very challenging. This is where sound machines can be super useful.
Sticking sharp needles into various parts of your body might not sound like the perfect way to unwind and drift off to sleep, but studies show that acupuncture can actually have an interesting effect on those who are seeking respite from insomnia.
When we don’t get enough sleep, it can have a huge impact on our health and well-being. Sometimes, however, no matter how hard we try, catching some much-needed zzz’s is an almost impossible task.
If you lie awake night after night, staring at the walls while your mind races through a billion different subjects, take solace in that fact that you are not alone. Studies have shown that more than half of adults in the UK struggle with sleep and as many as 36% suffer with chronic insomnia. Nearly 85% of insomnia sufferers report low energy levels and poor concentration, which in turn impacts overall health and well-being. Insomnia is now the most reported mental health complaint in the UK, sufferers complaining of a vicious cycle of poor sleep, anxiety about poor sleep and unhelpful behaviours developed because of it.