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    Ear acupuncture relieves postpartum insomnia

    Postpartum women generally have poor sleep quality because of frequent night-time breastfeeding during the first month after giving birth.

    Thirty women with postpartum insomnia received auricular acupressure therapy on one auricular point (Shenmen point pressing) four times a day for 14 days.

    After the 14-day auricular acupressure treatment, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index total scores of the women decreased from 87 (pretest) to 557 (post-test, 36% reduction). Scores on the subscales of the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, including sleep quality, sleep latency, sleep duration and sleep disturbance, also statistically improved (p < 005).

    Hormone changes and frequent breastfeeding were identified as characteristics that may exacerbate poor sleep quality of postpartum women, for whom the auricular acupressure intervention may effectively improve sleep quality.

    Source: Effect of auricular acupressure for postpartum insomnia: an uncontrolled clinical trial. - PubMed - NCBI

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    Almost all of us have suffered from sleep disorders at some point in our lives and sleep disorders in adults is a common problem. In most cases sleep disorders are temporary. Caused by stress or tension and things get better with time, but chronic sleep disorder can interfere with daily life and health of an individual because it affects the quality of sleep and lack of restful sleep affects energy levels, emotional balance, and general health. Sleep disorder can range from night terrors and insomnia to sleep apnea, dystonia, and circadian rhythm sleep disorders. In most cases, people face difficulty to fall asleep or stay asleep due to disturbed sleep. It is agonizing to depend on sleeping pills every time you want to get some rest. Acupressure and reflexology are an effective alternative in this case and the potent acupressure points for sleep can improve the quality of sleep by relieving stress, anxiety, fear, grief and pain. Acupressure therapy helps in distributing the energy evenly throughout the body and helps in relaxing the body.

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