Never underestimate the power of a full night’s sleep. Not getting enough sleep can weaken your immune system, lower your attention span, lead to weight gain, and decrease your sex drive. When you don’t get enough sleep, you increase your risk of diabetes, certain cancers, and even car accidents.
An estimated 50-79 million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health. So, if you are like most of society today, you are not putting sleep as a priority in your life. If you are experiencing insomnia, you can’t solve it with a quick fix. You need to find the root cause of the problem.
Overstimulation at night, including watching television and eating late-night snacks, all serve to counteract the body’s natural rhythms. Most people are not familiar with this correlation.
Exposure to the light at daybreak and dusk helps to regulate sleep hormones in the body. Rather than embracing the descending energy at nighttime, we tend to keep our mind awake by watching television or playing on our phones. Even worse, we let our minds wander from one thought to another, staying in a stressful state that can keep us up for hours or perhaps an entire evening.
Evening is a time to allow our minds and bodies to rest and rejuvenate for the day ahead.
How Massage Therapy Can Help You Sleep
Massage has been proven to raise your levels of serotonin—those “feel good” hormones people are always talking about. Serotonin is necessary to the body’s proper production of melatonin, which causes sleepiness and relaxation. So, massage therapy helps increase production of melatonin, not to mention helps relieve pain that can keep you awake at night, so that you can fall asleep.
This effect of massage therapy has been studied and tested time and time again. The National Institute of Health has advised that massage therapy can reduce fatigue and improve sleep and, based on research gathered by the American Massage Therapy Association, massage has been shown to improve sleep in infants, children, adults, and the elderly alike, as well as individuals with psychiatric disorders, fibromyalgia, cancer, heart disease, lower back pain, cerebral palsy, and breast disease.
Try Massage Therapy Today and Sleep Better Tomorrow
What have you got to lose? Massage therapy is a smart, healthy and drug free option to overcome insomnia. Incorporating regular massage therapy can benefit your health in more ways than you realize.
To find out more on how massage therapy can help your insomnia, contact Chante Massage in Omaha today. We are dedicated to helping you feel better through massage therapy.