Chiropractic Tips to Improve Sleep
By Lana Bandoim
Instead of sleeping, many people spend hours on their phones or tablets while in bed. Insomnia has become an epidemic, and most adults do not get enough sleep. Chiropractors frequently see patients who struggle to stay awake during an appointment and worry about their sleep patterns. Consider the following tips to improve your sleep.
Avoid Sleeping on the Stomach
Chiropractors discourage people from sleeping on their stomachs because it can affect the spine in a negative way. Avoid this sleep position and try to sleep on the back or side. By sleeping on the back or side, there is less stress on the joints and muscles.
Stick to a Sleep Schedule
Whether you have to get up early for work or have to help the kids get ready for school, it is important to create a sleep schedule for the entire family. Try to go to bed at the same time every night and do not stay up late during the weekends. Having different sleep schedules for weekdays and weekends can make it harder to get restorative sleep. Also, try to get up at the same time during on the entire week.
Create a Routine
Chiropractors recommend having a routine at night that encourages better sleep. First, turn off all electronic devices several hours before going to bed. The blue light from phones and tablets can disrupt normal sleep patterns. Second, create a soothing and relaxing routine that makes it easy to fall asleep. Consider taking a bath with lavender or reading a boring book. Experiment with different ideas to create a sleep routine that is easy to follow at night.
See a Chiropractor
Many people cannot fall asleep because pain and aches keep them up at night. From arthritis to sciatica, multiple health problems can be distractions that make insomnia worse. Visit a chiropractor to reduce the pain and work on the aches. A spinal alignment may help you sleep better. A chiropractor can also help create home care routines.
The Joint Chiropractic’s convenient locations make it easy to get help from a licensed professional. The chiropractors always accept walk-ins at The Joint, so you do not have to lose sleep while trying to make an appointment. In addition, The Joint has office hours on weekends and evenings. This makes it even easier to see a chiropractor and get a personalized care plan that may improve your sleep.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mission, Tex.