Sleep Tricks You Havent Tried Yet

An article entitled sleep tricks you havent tried yet, (spotted by the British Acupuncture Council) appeared in a recent edition of Essentials magazine. The piece suggests various ways to catch up on lost sleep – ranging from moving to Scotland (yes not as silly as it sounds) to putting your pillowcases in the fridge and sleeping naked. Apparently one in four of us now sleep naked, helping to cast off our image as ‘buttoned-up Brits’.

And they noted that man of the moment Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans recently turned to acupuncture for help with sleep problems. ‘Now that’s what I call a sleep’ he said afterwards, adding that ‘seven hours is like a hibernation for me’.

Sleep tricks you havent tried yetAccording to the British Acupuncture Council fact sheet on the topic of insomnia, ‘reviews are consistent in showing that most trials have found acupuncture (or acupressure or related procedures) to be significantly more effective than hypnotic drugs (usually benzodiazepines), no treatment, or sham acupuncture’.

You can download the magazine article ‘sleep tricks you havent tried yet’ from here.

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About Martin Dean

Acupuncturist and University Lecturer Martin Dean has over 20 years clinical experience. He has a specialist interest in treating fertility issues and is also a founder member of Zita West's Network for Reproductive Health so you not only get the benefit of Martin's individual expertise but, through the network, the experience of Zita and her colleagues. In his spare time he practices tai chi to promote calmness and maintain health.