Leeds, 29 Park Square West
Leeds, 6 Wellington Place
0113 345 5060

London, Canary Wharf
Canada Place Mall
0203 197 9100

Manchester
28 Queen St
0161 503 5656

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Insomnia


Insomnia is defined as the difficulty to fall or stay asleep for long enough at night to feel refreshed the next morning. Age, lifestyle, environment and diet all play a key role in influencing the amount of sleep you need, and insomnia can occur at any age. It can lead to more serious problems such as depression, irritability and even depression.

Symptoms

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up eaarly in the morning
  • Feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to function during the day

Causes

  • Stress, anxiety, depression or grief
  • Alcoholism
  • Pain
  • Asthma
  • Heart disease
  • Medications including antidepressants, blood pressure tablets and diet tablets
  • Jet lag
  • Environmental issues, e.g. uncomfortable mattress, noise, eating late, nicotine

Treatments

Studies have shown that acupuncture can benefit sufferers of insomnia in a number of ways, by:

  • Increasing cerebral blood flow
  • Reducing activity in the sympathetic nervous system and increasing relaxation
  • Regulating levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine to alter the brain’s mood chemistry, increase relaxation and reduce tension. (1)

1 British Accupuncture Council, accessed February 2017, www.acupuncture.org.uk/a-to-z-of-conditions/a-to-z-of-conditions/1283-insomnia.html


For more information, call your local clinic on the number below.


Leeds : 0113 345 5060

Manchester : 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf Clinic; (Canada Place Shopping Mall): 0203 197 9100

For more information, call your local clinic on the number below...

Leeds Park Square & Wellington Place

0113 345 5060

Manchester
(28 Queen Street)

0161 503 5656

Leeds Park Sq
Lower Ground Floor
29 Park Square West
Leeds LS1 2PQ

call: 0113 345 5060

Leeds Wellington Pl
6 Wellington Place
Leeds
LS1 4AP

call: 0113 345 5060

Manchester, Queen Street
Freedom Care Clinics
Same Day Doctor
28 Queen St
Manchester
M2 5HX

call: 0161 503 5656

London, Canary Wharf
(Canada Place Shopping Mall)

34 North Colonnade
Canary Wharf
London E14 5HX

call: 0203 197 9100