Do you often find yourself feeling tired in the mornings after a full night of sleep? You are not alone. Many people feel groggy or sluggish upon waking up in the morning. There are many reasons for this phenomenon. Some of the more common reasons have to do with habits that stimulate our nervous system prior to going to bed such as: spicy food, caffeine, alcohol, foods high in sugar, stress, and use of smart-phone or computer. Although we may feel like we are sleeping, this doesn’t mean we are actually getting the deep and regenerative rest our bodies need to feel refreshed the next day. Changing one’s sleeping habits to favour more relaxing activities prior to going to bed is of vital importance. Some relaxing habits can include reading a book, meditating, praying, taking a bath, having some relaxing herbal tea blend, or journalling or contemplating on the things we are grateful for. If you suffer from insomnia or poor sleep, Acupuncture can be very helpful in relaxing your body and mind for a more restful and restorative sleep. Chronic tiredness can have multiple negative consequences, and is best to address it sooner than later.

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