Rest Well with Chiropractic and Regular Bedtimes
By Sandy Schroeder
If you would give anything for a good night’s sleep, you may need to rethink how and when you sleep.
Most of us let our schedules dictate our sleep habits. If we have a lot of deadlines we may stay up late. If we have more to do, we may get up early the next morning.
This inconsistent sleep structure can lead to even less sleep as the body struggles to resolve the inconsistencies. Add a lot of caffeine to keep everything going and you may find yourself headed for sleep deprivation.
Before you get in any deeper, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to start working on the problem. Licensed doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help you.
Seeing Your Chiropractor
Your chiropractor will start with your sleep issues, using a gentle targeted spinal adjustment to correct any dysfunctions. You may feel pain relief and an overall sense of well-being. Many people report experiencing better sleep, more energy, and improved alertness.
Sleep experts say waking up the same time each day can help you achieve a comfortable pattern to get the recommended seven hours of sleep. Use an alarm clock to establish a consistent wake-up time. Then avoid naps, and caffeine after early afternoon. In the evening, avoid electronics in the bedroom, use a fan or air filter to create white noise, and blackout drapes to keep light out. Then shoot for the same bedtime each night, using a book, soft music or a warm bath to set the mood for sleep.
Over a period of time, ongoing chiropractic treatment to soothe the body, and a regular sleep schedule may change everything. Getting enough rest every night can create a surprising amount of new energy. If you are still having sleep problems, you may want to do a complete checkup to spot any other problems.
Healthy Sleep Patterns
If regular bedtimes seem to be improving your sleep, keep working on the issue with daily exercise, and a healthy diet.
Establishing quiet evenings to let go of the day’s stress could help everyone sleep better. Shut down electronics at dinner and establish a quiet period right before bedtime. As everyone adjusts to the calmer pace, you may be amazed how much better everyone functions in the morning. People may actually be smiling and talking over breakfast instead of just snapping at each other. Having sleep work like clockwork can make an amazing difference.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you is ready to help. Find out about their flexible weekend and evening hours, and affordable healthcare plans that do not require insurance. No appointments are needed. Walk-in visits are welcome.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbus, Ga.