Sleep: We fight it as kids and beg for it as adults! If you’re like many people, you might struggle to fall asleep and find yourself awake most of the night causing frustration and exhaustion. Ask any parent of a newborn what happens from sleep depravation; your ability to react, concentrate, remember, reason logically, and control your emotions diminishes the bigger the sleep debt. Since sleep allows time for the body to rest, heal and process important bodily functions, sleep is not a luxury, but rather a necessity!
Did you know you may be experiencing insomnia? Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder which is defined as “difficulty falling asleep, difficulty remaining asleep, early morning awakenings or non-restorative sleep… An estimated 3.3 million Canadians aged 15 or older, or about one in every seven are considered to have insomnia, according to a study”* by Statistics Canada.
Instead of turning to sleep medication, chiropractic care can provide a natural solution to your sleep problems. A paper published in the Journal of Sleep Medicine & Disorders suggests that insomnia could be caused by complex chemical interactions in the brain resulting from subluxation.** Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine and chiropractic adjustments can remove restrictions in the spine releasing stress on the central nervous system. Chiropractic care improves sleep by promoting a healthy endocrine system which has positive effects on your overall physical and mental health.
Rest easy, a good sleep is around the corner with these last few tips:
- Make sure the room is dark and not too warm.
- Use a white noise sound machine.
- Avoid and turn off your devices before bed.
- Do some deep breathing exercises to clear your mind.
- Add a spritz of lavender essential oil spray onto your pillow case.
- Get adjusted by your Chiropractor regularly.
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Disclaimer: Information contained in this blog post is for educational and general purposes only and is designed to assist you in making informed decisions about your health. Any information contained herein is not intended to substitute advice from your doctor or other healthcare professional.