INSOMNIA is a sleep disorder with two patterns 1, Difficult to get in falling asleep. 2, Waking up often during the night and having trouble going back to sleep. From Traditional Chinese Medicine point to see Sleep The main function of the yang is to host the daytime work of the human body and to preserve the brain's sobriety. The main function of yin blood is to preside over the work of the human body at night, to carry out metabolism and to provide nutrients needed by the human body. Sleeping in the human body is a manifestation of yang sneak into the yin blood. When the sundown is yin, the brain is mainly controlled by yin and blood, so that it will lose its awake state and enter a state of sleep. Cause of insomnia from Traditional Chinese Medicine point 1, lack of yin and blood – Because there is not enough Yin blood to host yang, therefore yang Qi cannot go home during the evening, Yang Qi flow around, resulting in difficulty falling asleep, this situation also has symptoms of physical weakness. This situation is now less. 2, yang is too strong, causing yang not to return to yin, rising body fire, it causes difficulty sleeping, there are two kinds of fire, one is real fire, and come with bitter feeling in the mouth, constipation phenomenon. The other is a virtual fire, and come with feeling thirst in the middle of the night and wake up to drink water. 3, The heart has fire, human God does not keep in the house, the heart fire causes difficult to fall asleep. Old people are common with type of insomnia, mainly caused by worry. 4, liver fire, liver fire rose to disturbance heart and human God, it causes difficulties to fall asleep. Mainly people who are easy to get angry. 5, Thinking too much hurting the spleen, spleen function is weak, leading to insufficient yin blood, sleep become difficult, and there is a phenomenon of not thinking about diet. This type insomnia is more common in people who are unwilling to talk about, boring in the heart, their own hard thinking. 6, the stomach is not harmonious, the Yellow Emperor said that "the stomach is not harmonious, it is uneasy to lie down", this is the common cause of insomnia in the the middle-aged and elderly people. Prevention of insomnia 1, Prevention by control of the mind The human mind has a great effect on regulating and affecting sleep, such as worry, anger, and sadness can cause insomnia. 1.1 Less worry People have the habit of caring for others which is a very good thing. However, sometimes for various reasons, various problems often occur in the lives of others. If worry too much which can lead to insomnia. So people should learn to relax. It should be realized that everyone's life has their own trajectory. In many cases, worrying does not help, and instead makes their life suffer from bad influence. 1.2 Keep a good attitude Keep contentment is always happy. Middle-aged and old people must be satisfied with the path they have traveled throughout their lives. Don't repent of the past, blame yourself for not doing things. Don't pay too much attention to the footprints left in the past, but focus on the future. The second is to maintain psychological stability, "Laughter smiles for ten years younger." It is necessary to be wide-minded, to think about everything, to learn new things, and to adapt to the reality of objective development and change. Don't treat the changing real world with your own subjective thinking, because that is impossible, and it is easy to induce negative emotions such as anxiety, depression, resentment, sadness, and anger.
2 Sports prevention Sports are a great help to the mood and sleep. Modern research has found that if the people can hold moderate exercise for an hour or so every day, such as jogging, tai chi, yoga, walking, etc., when you exercise, you can vent all your boredom and dissatisfaction, don't think about those. It is not worth worrying about yourself, and you don’t have to worry about it, so that the mood of the middle-aged and the elderly is well relieved and controlled. The exercise can improve the sleep of the middle-aged and elderly people, but the exercise should do in the morning rather than afternoon. 3, Eating prevention Eating has a great impact on sleep 3.1 Do not drink tea and coffee after 2 pm Tea is a good drink. Drinking tea has many benefits for the human body. Many elderly people have the habit of drinking tea. But there is a component in tea called theophylline. Theophylline has the function of exciting the central nervous system of the brain. Many people have the spirit after drinking tea, which is the role of theophylline. However, the time required for the metabolism of theophylline in the human body is prolonged with the increase of age. After drinking tea in the afternoon, it may be at night, and may not be excluded, which may affect sleep. The caffeine in coffee is similar to theophylline and also has the effect of exciting the central nervous system of the brain. It is also the older the metabolism, the slower the metabolism. 3.2 Eat less fried, chili and food that is not easy to digest 3.2.1, fried food is hot, easy to make fire. 3.2.2, chill pepper is also easy to make fire 3.2.3, food that is not easy to digest easily increases the burden on the stomach 3.3Maintenance stomach in health 3.2.1, eat as little as possible for dinner, must not eat until full, the elderly should eat up only to 60% full. 3.2.2, try to eat less salty things as much as possible, like pickles and pickles - eat too salty food can lead to drink a lot of water. 3.2.3, eat as less as possible for the large pieces of meat – because it is not easy to digest. 3.2.4, try to eat less sweets after dinner, or do not eat sweets - eating sweets is easy to produce acid in stomach. Treatment of insomnia Acupuncture Acupuncture through acupoint to regulate our body Yin and Yang and to re-balance your body yin and yang, so the yang will easy to sneak into the yin blood and to enter a state of sleep. I have a lot of experience for sleeping problem by using acupuncture. I think the acupuncture is the best way to treat insomnia, because acupuncture did not give any chemical into your body, but to regulate your body. If you have any question about your insomnia, please feel free to contact with me, I will give you a free consultation about your sleeping problem.