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Chiropractic Tip: Surprising Way to Fight Insomnia

By Sandy Schroeder

If you are struggling with insomnia, you may have tried many solutions without success. When insomnia arrives, nights and days may run together. You may find it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep, and days may be blurred with sleepiness that makes work impossible, leaving you cranky and irritable.

Harvard Health psychologists say insomnia is really a symptom, and the cause needs to be traced. Almost half of insomnia causes are believed to be psychological or emotional, such as mild depression, stress, or anxiety. When the causes are treated, the insomnia usually goes away.

A Vicious Cycle

Unfortunately, many people suffer with insomnia without solving the causes. Then sleep may become a nightmare.  Normal routines may collapse, and sleep becomes an agonizing obsession.

A Surprising Solution

Restricting sleep is a new technique that may help to solve insomnia. Sleep experts suggest limiting sleep to six hours, gradually adding more hours as sleep improves.

They suggest setting the alarm for 7 a.m., and not going to bed until 1 a.m. Once the six hours are established with sound sleep, 15- to 30-minute segments can be added. This process can be continued, gradually moving the amount of sleep up to 7 or 8 hours.

Chiropractic Can Help

As you try new solutions for insomnia, your local chiropractic at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you work on the problem. The Joint's doctors of chiropractic help everyone from teens to seniors find the best health and wellness solutions.

When you come in, your chiropractor will discuss insomnia with you, and explain how your spinal health can help solve the problem. The spine houses the central nervous system that controls almost everything our body does. When the brain-to-body communication is working, everything else improves, too.

A gentle, targeted spinal adjustment may relieve any pain that you have, while it improves your sleep and lowers stress.  

As you evaluate your results, weekly 15-minute adjustments may keep you at your peak, and allow time to work on additional health issues. If depression, anxiety or stress are contributing to your insomnia, ongoing chiropractic treatment may help to reduce the issues and improve your sleep.

If this sounds like a resource that can help, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to get started. Find out about the affordable healthcare plans that require no insurance, and the flexible weekend and evening hours. No appointments are needed.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Valencia, Calif.

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