Can’t Sleep? Not when you’re above the clouds,
On your way down; it’s too incredible!
I tried to get on a TV show called That’s Incredible years ago. The show’s director asked me, “What can Acupressure do?” I told him, “It’s so relaxing, you can use acupressure points to get to sleep. Holding just a few points for several minutes is so relaxing, it can make you fall asleep; it’s incredible!” “Sorry,” he replied, “That’s Not Incredible enough for our show.” (Can’t win them all.)
I want you to know how effective Acupressure is for sleep disorders. In my last article, I showed you how to use Acupressure points to stimulate your system to counteract sleepiness and narcolepsy. This article gives you a couple of Acupressure points to sedate your energy for counteracting insomnia, plus tips to help you get to sleep, or get back to sleep.
The Acupressure Points (K 6 and B 62) between your heel and anklebones (on both sides) have traditionally been used to relieve and prevent insomnia. The acupressure point on the inside of the heel below your inner anklebone is called Joyful Sleep. Can you guess what to do to obtain joyful sleep? Just hold this ankle acupressure point while taking deep breaths for a few minutes before you go to bed.
The Acupressure points on the outside of your heel, below your outer anklebone are called Calm Sleep. Pressing these ankle points together by placing your thumb on one side and your fingertips on the other side of your ankle, can relieve pain from the waist down, and enable your body to relax deeply for a good night’s sleep. This acupressure technique and the following tips are easy to teach your child.
4 Tips for Getting to Sleep Naturally
- Gentle Stretching – Before you try to go to sleep, gently stretch your arms, legs, side-to-side bends, and massage your shoulders and neck.
- Eye Stretches – With your eyes open, move your eyes slowly in a large circle – three times in each direction. Repeat this slow eye rotation with your eyes closed while breathing deeply. End by stretching your arms up and back as you take a few deep breaths.
- Induce Yawning – Exaggerate several yawns, as you stretch your arms and legs.
- Deeply Relax – Nestle comfortably into a very relaxed position. Take several slow, deep breaths as you enjoy relaxing. Focus on taking slower and deeper breaths. Let yourself completely relax.
Causes of Insomnia: The inability to get to sleep, or stay asleep, can be caused by emotional distress, noise, jetlag, sexual frustration, medication side effects, drinking caffeine or overeating before bedtime.
For further guidance, check-out Sleep Better.