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3 Ways to Help Your Improve Your Sleep

By Virginia Laird

Are you having a difficult time getting enough sleep? You are not alone. Many individuals search for help to get better sleep. As you sleep well, your body has the ability to recover from strenuous days. Sleep allows your body to repair and heal naturally. I am not advocating for anyone to go to bed super early, just make sure you are getting enough sleep. Most research suggests a minimum of six hours for adults. There are several ways to improve your sleep without using any medication.

Develop a Nightly Routine

As with children, a nightly routine allows your body time to adjust and prepare for sleep. As a rule, routines before bed do not need to be lengthy or difficult. Many doctors suggest only about 20 minutes of a routine. Routines can help the body destress after a long day. Some things to consider including in your routine are:

  • Reading
  • Stretching
  • Meditation
  • Deep Breathing

Add a Pillow

Finding the right combination of pillows and mattress can be a daunting task. It is vital to keep in mind that the best sleep is achieved when proper body position is intact. Your spine should always be in line (even while sleeping). This may mean to add a pillow to your side sleeping habit. Your pillow might need to be added between the knees. If you are a back sleeper, you could also need to add a pillow under the knees to help your spine settle into proper placement. There is a great deal of research that can help you discover what may work for you. Another good place to start is with your chiropractor.

Consider Routine Chiropractic Visits

If you can’t quite get a good night of sleep it might be time to reach out to your chiropractor. Although your chiropractor specializes in care of the spine, it may just be the spine that needs the help to get you more sleep. Restoring function to your spine can allow messages to be sent to the body more freely. One of those messages is rest. After you have used chiropractic care as part of your routine health care you may be able to notice your ability to rest well has improved.

Stop by your local The Joint Chiropractic to get more advice pertaining to your sleep habits. With no appointment necessary, it is easy to be seen when it is convenient for you. With more than 370 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you.

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractic.

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