Many individuals who have sleep problems from time to time would rather solve them without resorting to sleeping pills. After all, prescription sleeping pills can be habit-forming. Even OTC sleep aids may have undesirable side effects, especially if a person takes one over an extended period of time. Some readers find that wearing a wrist band with a plastic button positioned over a specific acupressure point can be very helpful.
Acupressure Bands Helped with Sleep Problems:
Q. Your information on using anti-nausea acupressure bands to help with sleep problems has been a miracle! I used to wake up at 4:30 or 5 am and not be able to go back to sleep. As a result, I’d struggle with only five or six hours of sleep when I need at least seven. (I stopped using OTC sleeping pills when I read about their possible links to dementia.)
Since I read your column I’ve used a band on BOTH arms and have had the best sleep I’ve had in years! If I wake up, I go right back to sleep.
My question: is there any reason not to use two-one on each arm? Also, is there any problem using these bands long term?
No More Sleep Problems with Acupressure Arm Bands:
A. We can think of no reason why using acupressure wristbands on both arms would cause problems long term. Pregnant women often use products such as Sea-Bands or Psi Bands all day long to overcome morning sickness. You wear them only overnight, when you wish to sleep.