If tossing and turning is your nighttime routine, you're probably equally familiar with the zombie-like days that follow. Pharmaceutical companies offer all kinds of fixes for insomnia, but becoming dependent on drugs for the basic need of sleep is a bit scary.
Acupuncture might be the answer. One study compared the effects of acupuncture, placebo acupuncture (a sham treatment to make sure that if the patient responds to real acupuncture, it's not psychological) and a medication called estazolam. Results showed that true acupuncture was the superior treatment for improving sleep quality and total sleep time. And not only did it improve nighttime sleeping, the two-month follow-up showed that it also had a positive effect on daytime functioning, including reducing fatigue and sleepiness and increasing focus.
Source: Health CMI