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4 Tips for Better Sleep

By Donna Stark

If you want to improve your overall health and wellness but only focus on revamping your diet and fitness routine, you may be missing out on another, very important component! Your sleep. Insufficient sleep has been linked to a variety of health issues, ranging from fatigue and forgetfulness to more serious medical conditions such as depression and cardiovascular disease. It's critical that you get the recommended amount of sleep every night, but that can be hard for those who struggle to fall asleep in the first place. That's why your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic have put together a list that contains a few of their favorite suggestions on how to turn your brain off, relax your body, and get the rest your body needs. Take a look.

Get Adjusted

Routine chiropractic care can help you fall and stay asleep each night. The adjustments your chiropractor provides can help the body relax by easing muscle tension, reducing stress, and eliminating the pain that disrupts your sleep. Your chiropractor can also advise you on how to find a comfortable sleeping position and how to select the perfect mattress and pillow for your body type.

Turn Electronics Off

The blue light emitted from your electronic devices can interrupt your natural circadian rhythm which can cause a lot of problems when it comes time to fall and stay asleep. It is generally recommended that you turn them off at least one hour before bed. An added benefit to doing so is that you may spend that time practicing self-care or getting back to your favorite habits, like reading or crocheting.

Warm Baths and Stretches

How many nights during the week do you spend tossing and turning, trying to find a comfortable position to fall asleep in? Even one night is one night too many! But, if you take a warm bath and stretch your body afterward, you may be able to turn all of that around. Reducing the muscle tension and strain in your body can make all the difference in the world.

Sound Machines

Maybe you're used to falling asleep to the sound of waves or the chirping of crickets or perhaps the noises outside are disrupting the peace and quiet you need to doze off into dreamland. If noise is the issue, there are plenty of solutions! You can either invest in a soothing sound machine to replicate the noises you were used to or a white noise machine to drown out the sounds you don't want to hear. Both have shown to be effective. 

Getting the Sleep You Need

Quality sleep is an important component of optimal health and wellness, so don't settle for anything less! See your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic today and follow the tips above. Before you know, you will be snoozing like a baby!

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

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