Posted on: 7 November 2016
With all the personal and professional obligations you must meet throughout the day, when you finally get the opportunity to get in your bed and go to sleep – it's well deserved. However, if you are one of the more than 20 million people who suffer from a sleep disturbance, you're likely not getting a good night's rest.
The Problem with a Lack of Sleep
When an individual is unable to get enough sleep at night, they won't just wake up tired. Instead, they will also introduce a number of problems into their life. First, sleep deprivation can make it harder for you to concrete and focus. At work, this can lead to decreased efficiency and productivity.
A lack of sleep can also affect your mood, causing you to be easily agitated, which can affect your personal and professional relationships. However, most importantly, sleep deprivation can have a negative influence on your health, increasing your risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and depression.
Chiropractic Care Can Help
There are several reasons why a person can experience sleeping difficulties, but stress is often a leading cause. Stress doesn't just put your thoughts into a panic, but it can also put stress on your body and keep it out of balance. When the body is stressed and tense, this can lead to misalignment and subluxations in the spine.
Subluxations can put pressure on the spine and can limit communication between your brain and your spine. This lack of communication automatically puts your body into stress response, which prevents you from resting, keeping you awake. Chiropractic adjustments help correct these misalignments and minimize these subluxations, helping put your mind at ease and you get more restful sleep.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, there are other things you can do to ensure a more restful sleep. First, be mindful when eating a drinking before bedtime. Always limit your caffeine intake and don't eat heavy foods just before bed as this can prevent you from resting.
It's also a good idea to turn off the television and limit your smartphone usage as the light from these devices can keep the body in a state of alertness. You should also try to incorporate regular exercise into your day to help you relax better at night.
If you aren't getting the sleep you need, a chiropractic professional can help put your body at rest and help you avoid the effects of sleep deprivation.Share