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Don't Let Sleep Cause You Pain

By Virginia Laird

There is nothing like a good night of sleep after an exhausting day. However, there are millions who struggle to get such sleep on a regular basis. Many find themselves in pain as they try to relax and fall into a deep sleep. Without the proper amount of sleep the body may suffer with pain, be slower to react, and you may mentally struggle to function. Other than getting plenty of sleep to help prevent pain, there are a few things you can do to help manage it, including:

  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Change your sleep position
  • Routine chiropractic care is key

Get Plenty of Sleep

The body needs plenty of sleep routinely to function properly. Chiropractors (and sleep experts) have advised that the average adult should get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. There are plenty who need much more than this. It is vital that you know how much sleep you need and start doing what is necessary to get the sleep you need right away. This can mean that you need to begin to go to bed when you are tired. Still, some advise that setting a bedtime is best. 

Change Your Sleep Position

Have you ever been told that your sleep position can be the reason you have pain while you sleep? If so, it is best to know there is truth in this claim. According to research, sleeping on your stomach can cause a great deal of pain to the back. Instead, chiropractors say that it is best to sleep on your back. This can help the spine to remain free from restriction. Changing your sleep position can take a long time, but it is a change worth making.  

Routine Chiropractic Care is Key

There are many factors that contribute to back pain, including sleep (or lack thereof). Still, with the wide array of tips available to help manage such pain, routine chiropractic care is key to preventing and managing it. According to research, routine adjustments to the vertebrae can help keep your body free from pain and functioning properly. If you are ready to begin your pain prevention plan, drop by The Joint Chiropractic nearest you. With nearly 500 locations nationwide, you are certain to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary, getting your routine care started is as simple as stopping 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 Memphis, Tenn.

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