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Press it to Perfection: Press to Sleep – Not Snooze

28 Jun, 2019
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One of the most trending disorders amongst adults – is sleeping disorders. In most cases they are temporary – usually caused by stress or tension. If you work on it, it gets better with time, but a chronic sleep disorder can interfere with your daily life and health.

As it affects your quality of sleep and lack of restful sleep – it impacts your energy levels, emotional balance, and general health. Regardless of how often you have been suffering from these sleeping disorders, acupressure may provide some relief. Acupressure involves using physical touch to stimulate the pressure points of your body, which corresponds to different aspects of physical and mental health.

The effect of acupressure can be seen maximum when performed by a professional, you can also try using these pressure points to relax and get maximum rest and curb your sleeping disorders. Given below are a few of the easy examples that you can try at your home and fall asleep easily.

Press to Sleep: 

  1. Outer Wrist: It is located below your little finger at the crease on your outer wrist.

Steps to follow:  

  • Try to feel for a hollow space in the area and try to apply gentle pressure in a round movement. 
  • Continue this for a time period of two to three minutes 
  • Hold and press the left side of the point with slight pressure for a few seconds and change the side. 
  • Repeat the same on your other wrist. 
  • This pressure point is associated with quieting your mind, which can help you fall asleep. 
  1. Ankle: Try locating a point just above your ankle on your inner leg, this is a professional term is known as the three yin intersection point. 

Steps to follow:  

  • Try locating the highest point on your ankle. 
  • Get your fingers about four inches above your ankle
  • Apply deep pressure slightly behind your lower leg bone, and continue applying gentle pressure for three to four seconds.

Important Note: It is also associated with inducing labor, so it is not recommended for pregnant women.

  1. Sole: On your sole, it is below your thumb to – the middle of your foot lies the bubbling spring joint.

Steps to follow: 

  • Lie down on your back, bend your knees just enough to reach your feet with your hands.
  • Take one foot in your hand and try curling your toes 
  • Try to find the hollow space on the sole of your foot 
  • Apply firm pressure and massage this point for a few minutes. 

This pressure point is believed to ground your energy and puts you to sleep promptly. 

  1. Wind Pool: You can find this point located at the back of your neck. It is the point where your neck muscles attach to your skull. 

Steps to follow: 

  • Clasp your hands together and gently open your palms with your fingers.
  • Try to create an interlock to create a cup shape with your hands. 
  • Use your thumbs to apply a deep and firm pressure towards your skull, and continue the movements and massage this area for four to five seconds. 

This pressure point can help you to reduce respiratory symptoms – such as coughing. It is known to reduce stress and calming the mind. You might have suffered from a sleeping disorder at least once in your lives. This natural remedy can improve your sleep if you follow this for 15 minutes before going to bed. 

Omkar Kulkarni is a self-proclaimed art appreciator, a certified film reviewer and someone’s favorite human being.

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