Chiropractic is well known for management of neck pain, back pain and pain in arms and legs, but what
about enhancing sleep quality? Sleepless nights followed by sleepy, non-productive days seem to be a
problem for many of us! Sleep deprivation can interefere with work, driving, social activities, overall
quality of life and even cause some serious health problems.
Think of sleep as recharging a battery, only this battery is your brain! The optimum amount of sleep
needed changes with age. School age children do best when they get nine to eleven hours and adults
need between seven and eight hours.
As chiropractors, spinal manipulation, exercise training, dietary supplements, relaxation therapy, and
massage therapy are all viable options to help in the effort to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and
improve the overall quality of sleep.
Here are some tips to help you achieve a more restful night! 1) Establish a regular sleep schedule. 2)
Relax before bedtime. Reading is great relaxation! 3) Get regular exercise. 4) Avoid alcohol, caffeine
and nicotine. These are better methods than sleep medications as they can often leave you feeling too
sleepy the next day to optimally function. If you feel like you need to take something, ask us about
some herbal supplements that can be helpful, such as lavender, lemon balm, or a variety of others. And
you might also consider use of nasal dilator strips which have been helpful to some in their effort to
Visit with us about a wide variety of options to help you get the sleep you require. It’s a vital component
of your overall health!