When Sleep Eludes You, Regain Healthy Habits With These Tips

Last night, I got exactly 3 hours of sleep. Between worry, a baby, a spouse watching television, and a barking dog, sleep was just completely elusive. Until you really start to do without sleep, you don’t really understand just how important it really is.

Sleep keeps you going, and helps you feel good. It refreshes and rejuvenates the body. When sleep becomes scarce, so does our health and well being. In order to sleep better and get the rest that our bodies and minds so desperately need, check out and follow these helpful tips.

Exercise Early

How do you expect your body to be tired if you don’t really do anything all day? We often spend 90% of our day sitting. Then, sleep eludes us that night and we wonder why. Get up and move! Plan an exercise routine and do it everyday. The only trick? Do it early (ish). Working out too late in the day can give your body enough adrenaline to keep it awake.

Skip Caffeine

Ok, so go ahead and have your morning pick me up, but then stop with the caffeine. If you can’t live without soda or coffee, go for decaf. This is especially true after lunch. Try not to give in and go for the afternoon caffeine. Instead, back off slowly and consistently in order to get more sleep every night. Even a small bit of caffeine late in the day is enough to keep your body and mind wound up enough to make sleep difficult.

Unwind at the Day’s End

Stress is one of the biggest factors in insomnia. While it is unlikely that you can get rid of stress, you can certainly make a habit of reducing it at the end of the day. Take a hot shower, get a massage, take a run, or do whatever stress reducing activity works for you. Getting rid of a little stress at the end of the day can encourage sleep and a well rested mind.

Get Chiropractic Care

A lot of people turn to this alternative form of health care when all else fails. A chiropractor may be able to help by aligning the spine properly. When the spine is misaligned, it can cause aches and pains and a poorly functioning central nervous system. Eliminate these problems with chiropractic care, and your body will be better able to get the quality sleep it needs.

To get chiropractic care, get to The Joint...the Chiropractic Place starting today. You don’t have to wait for a special appointment time or to hear back from your insurance company. The Joint makes it a lot easier than that with walk in appointments and an affordable pricing plan. A chiropractor at The Joint may be able to align your spine and help you sleep like a baby for optimal health and wellness now and in the future.

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