How Chiropractic Can Help You Sleep Better
By Stepy Kamei
If there's one thing we all strive to get, it's a simple good night's rest. Sleep is one of the most essential aspects of our overall sense of well-being, yet it's also something that too few of us regularly get enough of -- whether we realize it or not. Now more than ever, millions of Americans are struggling with various kinds of sleeping disorders. These can be brought on by stress, chronic pain, a poor sleeping environment, or other factors. At best, having issues getting enough quality and quantity of sleep can make you a less productive person during the day. At worst, being deprived of proper sleep can contribute to other health concerns including weight gain, depression, and even heart disease. Fortunately, chiropractic can help.
Spine Health and Sleep Quality
Many people don't know a whole lot about the nature of chiropractic care, and therefore believe it's a treatment plan which only serves to improve back pain. While many patients have found great benefits in turning to chiropractic care for management and relief of back pain, this is a treatment option which can provide more for a person's overall health than many people realize. Chiropractors focus primarily on improving and maintaining the health of the spinal column. When the spine is in its proper alignment, the body is more likely to be functioning at its best level. This is because the spinal column houses and protects the body's central nervous system, which facilitates communication between the body and the brain.
When the spine is facing issues such as a misalignment, disc degradation, or inflammation from strain, the central nervous system becomes directly impacted. Communication between the body and the brain may become disrupted, and so a negative ripple effect begins to take shape in the body. One of the negative consequences of this issue is that the body has a harder time regulating the production of the sleep hormone melatonin, and so its natural sleep wake cycles get thrown out of whack.
For the sake of your health, it's best to start viewing chiropractic as a holistic healthcare option which can greatly improve your overall quality of life -- perhaps starting with your sleep habits. If you're ready to take your health, and your sleeping habits, into your own hands, come on down to your nearest location of The Joint Chiropractic clinics today to see what a spinal alignment can do for you.