Sleep Soundly: How Reflexology Can Transform Your Insomnia Struggles

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which a person finds difficult to get sleep or staying asleep or both. People who are suffering from insomnia always have trouble in getting quality sleep. This results in restlessness throughout the whole day. It is more common in women than men.


  • Waking up in night and falling sleep very late.
  • Waking up too early in the morning and could not fall asleep again.
  • Feeling tiredness throughout the whole day.
  • Could not focus on work in a proper manner.
  • Anxiety, Stress, depression.

There are mainly five types of Insomnia.

  • Acute insomnia: This is the most common type, it occurs for few days and in a short span of times it goes away automatically. This may be due new environment, shift changes in job or the person has shifted to a new place.
  • Chronic Insomnia: If insomnia occurs for few months then it can be said that the person is suffering from chronic insomnia. This may be due to stress, medical conditions, alcohol, irregular sleep habits.
  • Onset insomnia: This type of insomnia is that when a person is having problem in initiating sleep.
  • Maintenance insomnia: In this type of insomnia a person finds difficulty in staying asleep. Can wake up too early and couldn’t get back to sleep.
  • Behavioral Insomnia: This type occurs in children, they give bedtime refusal, and the sleep onset is very delayed or night awakenings.

From the last few years a therapy is upcoming called Reflexology or Zone Therapy. It is a non invasive therapy which involves applying pressure to specific points of hand, foot or ears to promote relaxation and healing throughout the body. The two main cause of insomnia is said to be stress and anxiety. Reflexologist believes that with the help of reflexology stress and anxiety can be controlled up to a good extent. Reflexologist believes that if stress and anxiety can be controlled insomnia can also be treated.

To know more about Reflexology check here.

The scientific evidence is very limited when it comes to Reflexology. There are few scientific references presently available.

  1. Reference one  
  2. Reference two

One should always consult his medical practitioner before going to visit a certified Reflexologist.

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