What are the pressure points for sleep? Insomnia is a common sleep disorder in modern society making it difficult to fall asleep and to stay asleep. Having insomnia has an impact on our overall health by not allowing us to rest and sleep for seven to nine hours per night.
Some experience short periods of insomnia which can last for only a few days or a few weeks while others suffer from insomnia for months.
No matter how often you have insomnia, acupressure can give you some relief. What is acupressure? Acupressure involves physical touch that stimulates pressure points that are related to certain physical and mental issues.
Acupressure can be done by professionals, but you can also try to stimulate certain pressure points on your own. Here you are going to find more about pressure points that you can try out.
What Pressure Points Put You to Sleep?
The first pressure point that is related to sleep is called a spirit gate. This point is located at the gentle crease area of your wrist on the outer side. Stimulating this pressure point is related to quieting your mind and it can help you fall asleep faster.
The second pressure point is called three yin intersection and it’s located on your inner calf above your ankle. Stimulating this pressure point can help you with menstrual cramps, pelvic disorder, and insomnia. Experts suggest not to stimulate this pressure point if you are pregnant.
Bubbling spring is located on the sole of your foot. Stimulating this pressure point can ground your energy and help you fight off insomnia. Another pressure point that’s good for sleep is an inner frontier gate which is located on your inner forearm between two tendons and it can help you if you are dealing with headaches, stomach pain, and soothing nausea.
The last pressure point that we suggest you try is a wind pool, which is located on your neck, behind your ears. When you stimulate these two points, it can help you reduce respiratory symptoms such as coughing, which sometimes can interrupt sleep. It’s also related to calming your mind and reducing stress.
How Can I go to Sleep Instantly?
If you are struggling to get some sleep, make sure you embrace healthy habits such as avoiding TV before going to bed and shutting down any kind of technology half an hour before going to bed.
Try having a shower before you go to bed and try to go to bed at the same time each night. There is no magic long-term solution for sleepless nights. Often, we can’t sleep because we are dealing with stressful situations at work. In those cases, we have to deal with the issue that we have and work on resolving it without interrupting our sleep pattern because that won’t help us resolve the issue.
If you believe you have insomnia, make sure you visit your doctor to ask for help.
How Can I Make Myself Sleep Deeply?
If you wake up easily each night, there is a chance that you have a lot of stress in your life at the moment. In those cases, you have to find the core issue of waking up easily every night and deal with the issue.
To help you deal with stress better try different relaxation techniques and meditation. Never be afraid or reluctant to ask for help.
Is There a Pressure Point to Wake You Up?
Researchers examined if stimulating certain pressure points will make you more alert and the results are amazing. A group of students stimulated the top of the head, the top of the back of the neck, between a thumb and forefinger, below knees, and the bottom of the feet.
Students were applying pressure to these points with light tapping and message. The results found that students were less sleepy and fatigued on the days they stimulated the areas mentioned above.
Richard E. Harris, Ph.D., from the University of Michigan Health System’s Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, said in a news release.
“The idea that acupressure can have effects on human alertness needs more study, including research that can examine the scope of influence acupressure can have on alertness and fatigue. Ideally, research in the future will help us determine whether acupressure also can have an impact on performance in the classroom as well.”