The Sleep Council's annual awareness event, National Bed Month, runs throughout March and is the ideal time to think about the importance a good night’s sleep.

Sleep is essential for a person’s health and wellbeing by allowing the body and mind to restore and recover.

One in three of us suffers from sleep problems, and as regular poor sleep puts you at risk of serious medical conditions, including obesity, heart disease and diabetes, it has a big impact on overall health.

In 2004, the British Reflexology Association ran a survey specifically on the 'Effects of Reflexology on Insomnia’, which showed some positive results.

The most obvious way that reflexology can help, is by reducing stress levels and increasing relaxation.

If your sleep pattern is affected by hormonal issues, then reflexology may also be helpful. Reflexology is great for targeting hormone-related problems and for promoting balance throughout the endocrine system.

The practitioner will also give extra attention to the reflexes for the adrenals, pituitary and solar plexus for relief of symptoms of anxiety and stress.

So, instead of reaching for chemical sleep aids that may cause side effects, why not try reflexology to help you sleep better?

Plus, a course of reflexology treatments will be less than the cost of a new bed.

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