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3 Tips to Get Better Sleep

By Virginia Laird

Is there ever a time in your life when you find it difficult to get plenty of sleep? Research suggests there are many reasons people struggle with sleep. Chiropractors deal with these issues routinely and admit that while some of the struggles require chiropractic care, there are some who should consider some lifestyle changes to improve sleep. Chiropractors advise a host of things you can do to help eliminate back pain while sleeping. Some of the tips include:

  • Consider a new mattress
  • Give up caffeine close to bedtime
  • Visit your chiropractor

Consider a New Mattress

If you are one who tosses and turns throughout the night, it may be time to check the age of your mattress. Research suggests that any mattress over the age of eight is most likely ready to be replaced. Although millions believe that a mattress that sags in all the right places is formed to the body, this is actually not true. Instead, a mattress with sags generally means the inner workings of it have begun to fall apart. These sags could be the reason why you struggle to get enough sleep at night. If this describes your mattress, it may be time to begin shopping for a replacement.

Give Up Caffeine Close to Bedtime

If you are one who loves to drink soda or other caffeinated beverages throughout the day, this could be one reason why you struggle with sleep. Chiropractors suggest it is best to stop drinking caffeine at least four hours prior to bedtime. Caffeine, because it is a stimulant, can play a factor in preventing your body from being able to get enough sleep.

Visit Your Chiropractor

Another great idea that can be done when trying to get more sleep is routine trips to your chiropractor. The spine is the fluid part of the body constantly moving. As it moves it can restrict function, which can cause pain. Any time there is function restriction it can hamper a variety of functions throughout body, including its ability to get plenty of rest. A routine visit to your chiropractor can allow this function restriction to be restored, which may help improve sleep.

If you are ready to begin your routine trips to the chiropractor, start by locating The Joint Chiropractic in your community. There, a chiropractor will be ready to begin your personalized health care plan which can help improve your sleep, as well as prevent and manage any pain or other issues you may have. With more than 400 locations nationwide, you are sure to locate one near you. No appointments are necessary, so getting starting on your plan is as easy as dropping by on your way home from work.

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

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