Today I want to talk more about acupuncture and draw your attention to three studies that have proved it to be an effective option when it comes to improving your sleep.
A small study in 2004 found that after five weeks of acupuncture, participants saw increases in their natural melatonin production, fell asleep faster, slept for longer and enjoyed a higher quality of sleep. Levels of anxiety also fell. 
Insomnia is common in those with HIV. A study published in 2001 found that five weeks of acupuncture improved sleep quality in those living with HIV. 
It's also thought that acupuncture can relieve chronic pain - which can sometimes be a cause of insomnia. Apparently, acupuncture encourages the body to begin more of the natural processes that help relieve pain. 
My opinion is this: acupuncture is worth a try. Don't expect miracles, and make sure you stick with it for at least five weeks before calling it quits.
If you've tried acupuncture, please let me know how it worked out for you in the comments section below.
Last updated: February 13, 2013