Don't Lose on the Snooze!
By Sara Butler
If you are having trouble sleeping at night your chiropractor may be able to help. About 25 percent of people in the United States have issues sleeping. Many people report they don’t get enough sleep, while as many as 10 percent say they experience insomnia. Here’s what you need to know about sleep issues, and how your chiropractor may be able to help.
What Causes It?
The reason for the lack of sleep varies from person to person. For some people, it can be a symptom of a larger problem. The National Institutes of Health says that sleep troubles, such as insomnia, are a common side effect in disease processes such as Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. It can also be the result of emotional issues such as anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress syndrome. If you suffer from chronic or acute pain, that can also be a reason you’re having problems sleeping at night – a problem you have no control over.
For other people, lack of sleep can be self-induced. Working very long hours or taking care of little kids can cause stress levels to rise, and that stress can make it difficult to get sleep at night. There’s also the abuse of drugs or alcohol, or too much caffeine over the course of the day that can make sleep elusive too.
How Do You Know It’s a Problem?
If you’re having trouble sleeping and it’s starting to impact your memory, mood or concentration, then you might just have a sleep problem. It probably isn’t due to some huge underlying health problem, but you should still be safe and smart about it by discussing it with your chiropractor.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Chiropractic can offer you a natural solution to your sleep problems. Many people report positive changes in their sleep after having an adjustment performed by a chiropractor.
If your reasons behind the lack of sleep are due to issues with chronic pain, that’s another great reason to see your chiropractor at The Joint about it. Chiropractic care has a long history of treating problems that cause pain and helping patients to get better, and if your pain can be improved then chances are your sleep will too.
Many chiropractic patients notice a positive change in their sleep after starting chiropractic care. You don’t have to suffer from sleepless nights, not when you have a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic ready and able to help!