Sleep Deprevation

Chiropractic Encourages Better Sleep

Are you aware that as many as 1 in every 7 Canadian experience trouble falling asleep or remaining asleep? Do you have this issue? Sufficient sleep is crucial for a healthy mind and body. Your system uses sleep time to recuperate, rebuild and repair the body. An average of 8 hours sleep is recommended daily, and not getting enough can affect your mood and overall health.
Lacking sleep can:
  • Prevent your body from healing quickly

  • Disrupt hormone levels and increase your risk of cancer

  • Contribute to depression

  • Increase your risk for heart attack and stroke

  • Cause you to gain weight

  • Increase your blood pressure

  • Reduce your ability to remember

  • Increase your risk of developing diabetes

  • Decrease your energy levels.

Making a few changes can go a long way when it comes to your sleep patterns. Here are some tips to get you started:

  • Check with your Chiropractor. Your nervous system is like the body’s master control. If anything goes wrong with your nervous system due to spinal misalignments, it can affect your ability to sleep.

  • Keep a schedule. Going to bed and waking up the same time each day will program your body to a sleep schedule.

  • Prepare for the next day. Determine everything that you want to do the next day before you lie down. This will save the distraction of thinking about it while you’re trying to sleep.

  • Create a bedtime routine. Find something that helps you relax and unwind after a long day. It could be anything from yoga to meditation or reading.

  • Avoid bright screens before bed. It will be harder for you to sleep because television and smartphones are all distractions that stimulate your brain.

  • Exercise daily. According to research, exercising helps get you not only to sleep but to sleep sound as well.

Stay away from snacks before bedtime, they will raise your blood sugar and make falling asleep difficult. If you must eat something, select a protein-packed food, these will help you to sleep. There are many medications out there specifically for sleep disorders but often times they don’t work and cause side effects that can lead to further issues.

To get a really good night’s sleep, you may need the services of a chiropractor to find the problem at the root and correct it. Chiropractic adjustments can help with relaxation, increase blood flow in the nervous system, and correct any spinal misalignments or subluxations. Practicing regular chiropractic can possibly resolve problems that could be preventing you from sleeping like back pain or breathing problems. Besides, chiropractic is a lot safer than medicines.
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