If you have trouble drifting off to sleep at night, you’re in good company. This is a common concern and may lead people to use sleep aids to enjoy a good night’s sleep. The problem is that sleeping pills can upset your natural sleep cycle and aren’t recommended for long-term use. A natural alternative that you can try instead is acupressure, which means applying pressure to specific body parts using your hands or a device like Q-Flex.
Acupressure has similarities to acupuncture and works on a meridian system based on your body. When people have issues with things like insomnia, certain energy lines in the body may be blocked. When those points are stimulated, it can help individuals deal with the ailment they are experiencing.
While acupuncture involves placing small needles into certain points on the body, acupressure instead focuses on pressure for the same effects. Pressing on the right pressure points will promote stress relief and relaxation, which leads to healthy sleep.
Massaging Behind the Ear
One pressure point is located right above your jaw and behind your ear as well as into the area just before your neck. It’s a great point to use for a serene sleeping experience. You can find this area by applying pressure with your index and second finger in a small depression at the location. It’s possible to apply pressure for up to 20 minutes to get better sleeping results. Make sure that pressure is strong enough to feel it but not uncomfortable or painful.
Acupressure on the Wrist
A pressure point called the inner gate can also be used successfully to prevent insomnia. It’s believed that manipulating this point can calm your mind and relax you enough to fall asleep easily. You should apply pressure underneath your wrist at the very base with a device or three fingers. The area between the tendons is hollow and will alert you that you have the right point to massage.
The wrist also has pressure points in its creases if you move down using your thumb or little finger. Because of the two options for helping with sleep, the wrist is one of the best areas for manipulation you can choose.
Using Points on Your Feet
Right beneath the ball of your foot is yet another pressure point that can help you sleep. It will help you relax and make it easier for you to fall asleep. Find the area described and then apply pressure with a Q-Flex or your thumb. You can massage this area until you start to feel more restful and calmer.
Massaging Above Your Toes
Using your index finger, you can massage an area that is about three thumb tips wide up your foot between the big toe and your second toe. This is another point that can promote relaxation and help you easily drift off to sleep.
Acupressure is a fine alternative to expensive pills and treatments when you are having trouble sleeping. The great thing about all these pressure points is that you can massage and manipulate them all on your own. Do so before you head to sleep, and you can expect a more relaxing experience that leaves you bright and fresh in the morning.
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The Q-Flex is a self-acupressure device designed and engineered to relieve stress and tension by applying pressure to specific pressure points on the body. It is lightweight, durable, and easy to use.