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What You Can Actually Do to Get More Sleep

By Genevieve Cunningham

For the average American adult, there may not be anything more elusive than a good night's sleep. Sometimes it seems that no matter what we do or how tired we are, sleep just won't happen. We toss and turn and lie awake staring at the ceiling. It's frustrating and detrimental to our well-being. But why are we like this? And more importantly, what can we do about it? If you're anxious to get more sleep and feel better every day, take a look at these steps that may actually work. 

Create a Schedule With Routines

If you don't follow a schedule, you're ruining your own ability to sleep. The body likes routine. We should be waking up at the same time every day and going to be at the same time every day. And to make it even better, you should consider adding routines into the morning and night as well. Winding down with a book or some music or whatever makes you sleepy -- and doing the same thing every night -- can lead to better sleep over time. Start following a schedule with routines, and your sleep is likely to improve a little bit each night.

Get a Little More Movement

Do you move throughout the day? For a lot of people, the day is sedentary. We don't move much at work and then after work, we're exhausted! But if we don't move, we aren't allowing our bodies and minds to get fatigued enough for good sleep. Start with some simple movement -- maybe a simple walk after work. And as you get better at movement, add more into your routine. The more you move, the healthier your body and health will be as a whole, and better sleep may be an added bonus that makes the movement really worthwhile.

Try Chiropractic Care

Yes, chiropractic care might help you sleep! If this sounds surprising to you, you're not alone. Most people think of chiropractic care as a remedy for back pain, not a remedy for sleep. But regular care can help rid the body of pain, improve function, and encourage better sleep. While it's not usually the triggering reason to visit the clinic, many find it to be a much welcomed benefit. If you're having trouble sleeping, whether it's from pain or an unknown cause, consider adding chiropractic care to your routine to help you out. 

If you'd like to try chiropractic care for better sleep, 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 extra stress. Chiropractic care can do wonders for your overall health, and better sleep may be an added bonus! Get started toward healthier living with a stop at The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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