BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy uses a multidimensional signal structure that provides effective stimulation for restricted or dysfunctional microcirculation, supporting the body's key control mechanisms for prevention, healing, recovery and regeneration processes. Today, our health-related quality of life can be measured using validated and internationally available measuring instruments. One of these measuring instruments, the SF-36, has 36 questions and comprises eight domains that are scored using scales. These eight domains are vitality, physical functioning, bodily pain, general health perceptions, physical role functioning, emotional role functioning, social role functioning, and mental health. It has also been demonstrated that the use of BEMER therapy enables significant improvements in sleep quality. The Jenkins scale was used for this study. The assessment of the studies revealed that over 60 percent of all users experienced significant improvements in their quality of life (p < 0.001) - after just six weeks of BEMER therapy. Two thirds of users also reported that they were able to sleep better.
How BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy Works for Insomnia
Especially for rehabilitation patients and people are who older or are more susceptible to infection, the regulation and regeneration processes supported by BEMER technology play an important role during the sleep phase. The pumping actions of the microvessels are slowed by insomnia, natural aging, unhealthy lifestyles, heavy stress, and an unbalanced diet. BEMER Physical Vascular Therapy counteracts this process within a natural context, using electromagnetically transmitted signals to stimulate the pumping action of the smallest blood vessels, thereby improving blood flow.
It is an essential part of life – but millions in Germany are unable to sleep. They spend hours tossing and turning in their beds, and once they've finally fallen asleep, they wake up again after a short while. This constant lack of sleep not only impairs our sense of well-being, but also our health.
Those encumbered with worry and stress who often suffer from insomnia spend a lot of time in bed in evening brooding about it. Only after a long time do they manage to nod off, to wake up again in the early morning – hours before the alarm goes off. Everyone experiences these phases – a relationship isn't going well, the work is overwhelming, and financial burdens impose a heavy toll. The reasons vary, but the consequences are always the same – sleep that is not peaceful and not long enough. Normally, however, these phases are gone within four weeks at the most. Sometimes though, insomnia feeds itself. Here the worry isn't about specific life problems, but rather about falling asleep, which causes a vicious circle. Problems with sleeping make us uneasy and prevent us from getting our nocturnal rest. Poor sleep makes us unfocused and exhausted during the day.
In western countries, up to 20 percent of the population suffer from poor sleep
Specialists believe that insomnia is a result of poor behavior and the incorrect handling of stress. Poor habits and unprocessed stress cause the mind and body to literally forget how to sleep. Older people and women suffer more often from chronic insomnia than younger people and men. Sleep declines in quality from the age of 40, which is why old people exhibit this problem particularly frequently. In women, hormonal fluctuations have a negative impact on sleep. There is hardly a person out there who can close their eyes and just fall asleep on the spot. Laying awake for half an hour before we doze off is nothing unusual. And shallow sleep is also normal. During the night, we alternate between phases of deep sleep and phases where we are only mildly slumbering. People whose have sensitive sleep patterns often have the feeling that they were awake – even though they were actually sleeping.
Insomnia – Sleeplessness during the Night, Despair during the Day
Specialists only refer to insomnia if two criteria are met: Sleep has been poor at least three times a week for over a month. During the day, these people can no longer perform well and often suffer from the lack of sleep – they feel exhausted, like they had been hit by a bus in the morning. This is why insomniacs are often irritable and find it hard to concentrate during the day. In some cases, they are even worried about the coming night.
When consulting a doctor, mental and physical causes for insomnia are first excluded. There is a variety of diseases that can impair sleep. Mental problems can also prevent sleep, among them angst disorders and depression. In the medical practice, patients are asked about how long they have had trouble sleeping and about possible events that may have triggered the insomnia. Do you wake up often? Do you have pain? Do your legs twitch? These and other questions help the doctor to better understand the situation. It may be useful to use a sleep diary to establish which events during the day cause sleeplessness at night.
Using Sleep Studies for Insomnia
Sleep studies measure what the body does at night, how long and how deep sleep is, how often we wake up at night, and whether breathing is regular. A sleep study can also determine whether physical causes are behind the poor sleep, among them sleep apnea.
Primary and Secondary Insomnia
With primary insomnia, it is not possible to medically attribute any mental or organic diseases as the cause. Secondary insomnia is usually the result of a recognized pre-existing condition and is diagnosed as such. It is believed that in primary insomnia, a neurological disorder impairs the sleep/wake rhythm. Sufferers usually experience these disorders from childhood onwards and continue to do so for years. Insomnia causes strain on the bodies of sufferers, which in turn frequently reduces their ability to perform while awake. Secondary insomnia has a medically attributable cause. Among these are neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease, dementia, multiple sclerosis, brain trauma, epilepsy or brain tumors. Chronic pain and shift work can also cause insomnia.
Treatment of Insomnia
There are many treatments for insomnia, but these rarely achieve effective results. Recent research has shown that at night, the organism distributes blood differently. This provides support for immunological processes during the nocturnal resting phase, which is of great importance to a healthy organism.