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Can Reiki help with Insomnia?

You may be suffering from insomnia if you spend more than 30 minutes attempting to fall asleep on a regular basis, or if you find that you get less than six hours of sleep on most nights. Insomnia can result from a number of different causes. The Mayo Clinic reports that common causes of insomnia may include:

Overeating before bed; Intake of alcohol or caffeine; Poor sleeping habits; Change in environment; Depression; Anxiety and Stress

Regardless of the cause of your insomnia, Reiki may be beneficial. In some cases, Reiki may help by assisting to address the underlying cause of the insomnia. In other cases, Reiki may simply help you relax and establish better sleep patterns in spite of the cause of your condition. The International Reiki Assoc posted a recent study with 15 volunteer nurses who reported frequent episodes of insomnia - they were taught to use Reiki techniques for self-healing. At the end of the study, researchers found that Reiki improved sleep patterns and decreased episodes of insomnia among the participants.

Reiki often helps clients to relax, this can lead to reduced stress and anxiety, which may in turn help relieve insomnia. Clients who participate in Reiki sessions are taking control of their condition, which may improve the symptoms.

If you are dealing with insomnia, you may benefit from regular Reiki sessions - I am here for you, you know how to find me.