Trouble sleeping is a common complaint of American adults. In general, most people would agree they get less sleep than they need or desire. As a result, we suffer from fatigue, poor concentration, mood changes, higher susceptibility to getting sick, and many other negative side effects. Here are two common reasons for sleeplessness and two ways Chiropractic care can help you sleep better.
Two Common Reasons for Sleeplessness:
Insomnia happens for a variety of reasons which are often unspecified. As you may know or have experienced, causes of insomnia may add to each other. It’s no surprise that high levels of stress, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, and worry can cause insomnia. Because of certain side effects, medications can also be a culprit. Insomnia is the inability to fall asleep or the inability to stay asleep. A sufferer of insomnia may lie awake for hours, waiting to fall asleep. They may also wake up in the middle of the night with the inability to go back to sleep.
Similarly, sleep apnea can cause obstruction of sleep and happens when breathing is impaired during sleep. This causes a brief pause in breathing that wakes up the sleep apnea sufferer. Sleep apnea is typically caused by physical conditions and ailments: the shape of the mouth and airways, head trauma, or being overweight. Sleep apnea symptoms include suddenly waking and gasping for air, snoring, extreme dry mouth, and pauses in breathing throughout the night.
How can Chiropractic help?
A Happy Spine
While Chiropractic is much more than a means for managing back pain, keeping your spine in line is an important part of good sleep! By correcting misalignments in your spine, your Chiropractor can boost the overall health of your spine. So, pain and tension in the body are reduced, allowing you to get comfortable and fall asleep.
Your Central Nervous System
Chiropractic care is critical for enhancing the body’s central nervous system. Your nervous system has a hand in every other function of your body, including sleep. A specific Chiropractic adjustment to the place your body needs it puts your nervous system in its best and most efficient possible state. The more efficient your body, the less energy wasted. As a result, the easier it is for you to fall asleep.
Do you struggle regularly with sleeplessness? Make an appointment with us so that we can help you sleep well.