"When I wake up, I am reborn." Mahatma Gandhi
We can generally talk about insomnia when we are unable to sleep peacefully for a period of 4 to 8 hours consequently.
When sleep disorders occur, many aspects of our life are affected. We feel nervous because we cannot rest and relax properly. Sleeping is our first natural source of relaxation and regeneration and insomnia will affect all the rest of our life over a long period. This is why it is important to restore our natural sleep patterns as soon as possible. Why is insomnia a very common problem in our society?
Poor diet, excessive worries, sedentary life, pressing deadlines, anxiety and stress are all factors that bring tensions in our bodies. And when it’s under pressure, our mind becomes incapable to relax. Chronic pain can be another cause of insomnia. Shiatsu and self-Shiatsu can help with both, as research done at the University of Alberta has shown. Is Insomnia the main problem?
I believe that Insomnia and sleep disorders are just symptoms that brings other problems to the light, but don’t worry because every problem has a solution! We need to see Insomnia as the way our body use to ask for attention, awareness and self-care.
How can Shiatsu help with insomnia and sleep disorders?