Acupuncture Increases Nocturnal Melatonin Secretion and Reduces Insomnia and Anxiety
The incidence of insomnia is estimated to be 35% to 40% of the adult population.
It currently affects more than 60 million Americans, and this figure is expected to grow to 100 million by the middle of the 21st century.
The defining characteristic of insomnia in the context of anxiety is a pattern of multiple arousals from sleep. Anxious subjects have difficulty maintaining sleep, spend less time in deep sleep, and their sleep is more fragmented than that of normal subjects.