ChiropracticTips to Soothe Sleep Issues
By Sandy Schroeder
If you yawn your way through the day, clutching a cup of espresso, you may long for a really good night’s sleep. To stay healthy the average adult needs seven to nine hours of sleep every night. If you are only getting about five hours, you need answers soon.
To make sleep a reality, you might try a two-pronged attack. See your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you and learn how to cultivate a healthy sleep habit.
When you visit The Joint, their chiropractors will be ready to address the problem.
Chiropractic treatment is based on spinal health. Your chiropractor will explain how spinal health is maintained with spinal adjustments that correct dysfunctions, relieving any pain and often providing other benefits, such as better sleep, more energy and more mental clarity.
When you come in, your chiropractor will want to talk with you about your sleep issues, your normal routines and your medical history.
Then, if a spinal adjustment seems like a good choice, your chiropractor will do the adjustment on a comfortable table in an open bay room. Wear comfortable clothes.
Overall, the goal will be to help you without using any pain medications or surgery.
After the adjustment, you can evaluate the results and consider possible ongoing chiropractic treatment to work on the problem. You may find shortening work hours and reducing stress will also help.
In addition, these tips may work for you:
Skip Coffee in the Afternoon – Switch to juice or low caffeine teas after noon, and ease up on wine in the evening. Caffeine may stay in the body up to 12 hours. Wine or beer may make you sleepy, but they can interrupt normal sleep patterns.
Redo Your Bedroom – Use blackout curtains and muted colors in your bedroom, backed up with a comfortable mattress and pillows. Move all of the screens out of the room, and shut down electronic screens that you use an hour before you go to bed. Add soothing rituals like a hot bath or soft music.
Keep Regular Hours – Try to get up and go to sleep at the same time each day and skip naps if you can.
Go for Sunshine – Get outside to get some sun during the day, and use your activities or exercise routines to absorb excess energy.
If this approach helps to soothe your sleep, you may want to recommend The Joint Chiropractic clinic to your friends. The Joint’s affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Clinics are open seven days a week with evening hours available. No appointments are needed.