What are Sleep Disorders?
A sleep disorder also known as somnipathy, is a medical disorder affecting the sleeping pattern of a person. Some sleep disorders are serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental, and emotional functioning
Common Types of Sleep Disorders
- Trouble Falling Asleep
- Trouble Staying Asleep
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
Usually, Western Medicine treats sleep disorders with sleeping pills, which do not aid in the balancing of the pineal gland, which produces and releases melatonin, the hormone that controls your daily sleep-wake cycles. Western Medicine focus on the immediate condition, most commonly prescribing an over the counter version of melatonin. By putting melatonin into the body externally, a signal is produced by the brain to stop the natural secretion and production of melatonin, because the body already has it. Over long term use, a dependency will develop in order to fall asleep at night. Acupuncture therapy aids to balance the body, so the pineal gland secretes the proper amounts of melatonin to regulate sleep.