Try This for Better Sleep

By Virginia Laird

Each year, millions report having difficulty falling or staying asleep. There are many reasons for having such issues. Health and wellness experts advise that it is best to make getting enough sleep a priority. Whether it is back pain or insomnia which gets in the way, it is necessary to address the issues which can be preventing you from getting a restful night of sleep. A few things to consider when trying to determine the cause of your sleep troubles include:

  • Check your mattress
  • Stretch before hitting the pillow
  • Consider routine chiropractic care

Check Your Mattress

Chiropractors suggest that where there is trouble sleeping, for whatever reason, it is wise to check the age of your mattress. Research suggests that mattresses older than eight years should be replaced. While many may not realize it, mattresses can become broken down. This is evident as the sags begin to appear. While you think your mattress is sagging in all the right places, most likely these are the reason for some of your sleep issues. Simple rule: If your mattress is older than eight years, it is time to go shopping for a new one.

Stretch Before Hitting the Pillow

Through daily activity, tension can build in the back which can be quite painful. Chiropractors advise that stretching prior to laying down can help release the tension, which can reduce pain and help the body relax. There is no need to stretch in a manner which may require a yoga mat. Simple stretches can do the trick. If you are struggling to rest well throughout the night, it may be wise to add stretching to your routine tonight.

Consider Routine Chiropractic Care

Research suggests that chiropractic care can help prevent and manage back pain which can hamper the body's ability to sleep. Chiropractors use adjustments to the joints of the spine to reduce restriction that can take place and be the cause for much of the back pain you may be suffering.

If you are ready to add routine chiropractic care to your healthcare regimen, it may be time to drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community. With more than 400 locations nationwide you are sure to find one near you. With no appointment necessary, you are sure to be able to be seen when you need it most.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Peoria, Ariz.

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