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How to Get More Sleep Without Pills

By Genevieve Cunningham

Insomnia is an incredibly common phenomenon. In our very busy world, there seems to be more instances of insomnia than ever before. A great many people find it difficult to sleep. And yet the number one relief option -- sleeping pills -- is just plain unappealing to many sufferers. They have too many drawbacks and aren’t even guaranteed to work. So, if you’re in this group of people, in the group that is less than impressed with a prescription sleeping pill, what can you do? Suffer forever? Luckily, the answer is no! If you need a bit more sleep, but you’re interested in a more natural approach, take a look at these effective options.

Take a Look at Your Bedtime Habits

It might be hard to admit it, but we often cause our own sleeping problems. How? We participate in incredibly bad habits at the day’s end. We stay up too late watching TV. We don’t do anything to unwind or de-stress from work. We skip exercise and turn into a couch potato. If this is you, focus on creating a bedtime routine. Wind down in the same way at the same time with little deviation from day to day. Creating a routine helps signal your brain to relax, and this alone may lead to better sleep.

Relieve Some Stress

If you’re not doing anything to relieve stress at the end of the day, it’s definitely time to start. If you don’t, your brain is going to stay awake half the night worrying. What can you do? Try a long walk after dinner. Try a hot, steamy shower before bed. Try an hour with a good book. Do whatever works for you, and you may find your stress levels lower and your sleeping situation better than ever.

Pay Attention to Diet

A poor diet can wreak havoc in all areas of your life. Stick to a diet of fresh fruit and vegetables, lean meats, and whole grains. Avoid too much junk food, sodas, caffeine, or fatty meats. The better you eat, the better your body will function, and the better sleep you’re likely to get.

Get Chiropractic Care

Many are surprised that regular care can bring about better sleep. But why does this happen? First, it could be because chiropractors are often able to remove restrictions and pain from the vertebrae of the spine. This is then felt all over the body, thus leaving your entire being more comfortable -- and more ready for sleep! It may also be that restrictions in the spine can actually cause insomnia, and when chiropractors remove them, they remove the insomnia with it. Whatever the cause, the benefit of better sleep is worth the effort for a great many who seek out care.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your routine, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. It may really be possible to get more rest and better sleep! Get your health and life moving in a better direction beginning with a quick trip to The Joint today.

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

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