Does Sleeping Cause You More Pain than Working?
By Tom Herrin
For some people, working is hard and seemingly backbreaking. Some things can feel as if they are wearing the body down little by little. This should not be the case for sleep. There are those who may feel as if they have had a long, hard day's work when they wake up in the morning. This could be due to any of several factors, but often sleep position is one that is a big cause. If you wake up feeling like you were a truck and someone had driven you into a brick wall overnight, a visit to a chiropractor may put you back on the road.
How People Sleep Matters
What people wear makes little difference in how well people sleep. Their sleep position may have considerable more impact. The position that places the greatest strain on the back is sleeping on the stomach. Sleeping on the side can work, but it is suggested that a pillow may be used between the knees while the knees are bent and the body curled somewhat. Sleeping on that back can work as well, but it is suggested that a pillow may be placed under the back of the knees to maintain that same more curled position.
Chiropractors Can Relieve Pain
When people go to a chiropractor, they can expect to receive an adjustment in which the injured joint is gently manipulated so that the joint is restored to its optimal position. This can take the pressure off of a nerve and relieve pain. This is done naturally and without pain medication so that there may be a faster recovery. That also means less loss of time at work. A chiropractor may suggest exercises that can strengthen the muscles that support the injured joint so that the chance of future injury is reduced. They may also suggest the best sleep positions to consider.
Regular Visits May Provide Good Maintenance
Once people experience the relief provided by a chiropractor, they often want to keep it up -- and who can blame them. At The Joint Chiropractic, there are plans that can make that a reality. No insurance is required, and no appointments are necessary. The Joint is open days and evenings, weekdays and weekends at all of their more than 425 locations across the U.S. If you wake up feeling you were in an accident overnight, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and begin waking up more refreshed tomorrow.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Valley City, Utah.