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Can You Really Hurt Yourself Sleeping?

By Tom Herrin

There are lots of ways that people end up causing themselves pain.  Many times, it is some kind of accident or injury caused while they are working or involved in some other activity.  Believe it or not, some people seem to suffer injuries while they are sleeping.  It could be due to some type of accident in their sleep, but it may also be due to the way in which people sleep.  It is not whether or not they are fully covered while they sleep but their sleeping position that may cause them some discomfort.  If you wake up feeling as if you had been in a wreck overnight, a visit to a chiropractor may provide the comfort you seek.

Sleep Position May Play a Part

While there may be no magic solutions for how anyone sleeps, there are some things that may help.  It is usually a bad idea to sleep on the stomach.  This can place undue stress on the back and cause some real discomfort.  The preferred positions seem to be either on the back or side.  With either one, a key is to try to maintain some curve with the spine.  Those who sleep on their sides are advised to bring the knees upward somewhat.  Many times, a pillow between the knees can help.  For those who sleep on their back, a pillow behind the knees can help to keep the spine in a better position.

Chiropractors Can Help Support a Healthy Lifestyle

When people go to a chiropractor for pain relief, they will usually be given an adjustment.  This is a gentle way of helping an injured joint to be restored to its optimal position.  This can relieve the pressure off of a nerve that may be causing pain.  It is all natural, so no pain medications are needed.  This can mean a faster return to work and daily activities.

Regular Visits Can Keep the Joints in Better Shape

When people go to a chiropractor for regular care, they can expect to have a good means of maintaining their health.  At The Joint Chiropractic, there are plans that can make this possible.  No insurance is required, no appointments are necessary.  They are open weekdays and weekends, days and evenings at all of their more than 425 locations nationwide.  If sleeping has been a pain for you, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and get back to sleeping well.           

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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