Chiropractic and Sleep Go Hand-In-Hand
By Sandy Schroeder
This has not been a good year for restful nights as we muddle through endless challenges. Now we need to see how we can move forward.
See Your Chiropractor
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you helps people reduce pain with natural solutions and create new health and wellness habits for a changing world.
When you talk with your chiropractor, let him know if you are having pain or trouble sleeping. When the spine is correctly aligned, overall health may improve and better rest may be a special dividend.
Gentle targeted spinal adjustments may ease pain and generate relaxation, more energy, and fresh clarity of thought. Some people feel as if they have turned a page.
As you assess your benefits, 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the perfect way to stay at your peak and work on better sleep habits too.
Mayo Clinic suggests some simple tips to make every night better.. You may not be able to erase all of your problems, but these habits will lead to more restful sleep
Set a schedule and keep it - Go to bed the same time every night including weekends. Try for 7 to 9 hours, no less or more. Too little or too much sleep can wear you out and depress you.
Create a sublime sleep retreat - Use light blocking drapes, noise screening air filters, soft music and a comfortable pillow and mattress. Move all of the electronics out if possible, or shut them down at least two hours before bedtime.
Watch what you eat and drink - Shut down the caffeine in early afternoon and skip spicy foods or alcohol right before bedtime. Keep evening dinners healthy and light.
Get outside and get moving - Fresh air, sunshine and regular walking, running or biking will work to help you wind down and sleep well.
Find some new stress outlets - Find ways to step away from the pressure and let go of the day. It could be yoga, tai chi, music, photography, quilting, whatever pleases you.
Level out some of the worries - Don't expect miracles but do your best to find answers for some of your problems so they don't all follow you to bed night after night.
Turn down the sound and the lights - Soft music, low lights and quiet periods right before bedtime can mellow you out and help you rest.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Columbus, Ga.