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When Sleep Won't Come, Chiropractic May Help

By Sandy Schroeder

Do you wake up yawning and struggle to pull the day together? When we do not sleep well, we pay the price all day long. Turning your sleep patterns around could be as simple as spotting sleep issues and letting chiropractic help.

When you visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, you will find a wellness center that’s well equipped to help. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic help individuals find the answers every day.

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When you come in, your chiropractor will talk with you about sleeplessness. As you learn about issues such as insomnia, sleep apnea, and stress, you will also learn how to make your bedroom a sleep retreat, what to do before bedtime, and how chiropractic relaxes the body and improves neural connections.

A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may ease your aches and pain and relax the body, paving the way for better sleep. Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may keep the healthy benefits coming, as you, your chiropractor and your doctor work through your sleep issues.

Types of insomnia - Insomnia may show up when we lose a loved one, face illness or encounter other challenges or discomforts. Short-term insomnia may last one to six months, and chronic may last longer as a confused cycle of daytime napping, too much coffee, or nightcaps and late night TV thwart the process.

Stress solutions - Ongoing ripples at home or work can create a climate of stress that slows us down during the day and keeps us up at night. Finding the root causes and working to solve them can help to overcome sleeplessness.

Sleep apnea - Diagnosis can be obstructive sleep apnea when airways in the nose or throat become blocked, or central sleep apnea when the brain is involved. Your doctor will make the diagnosis and work with you to find the best solution.

Create a sleep haven - Make sure your mattress and pillow are comfortable. Use blackout drapes to block the light and air filters to screen out noise. Leave the TV, phone and laptop outside the bedroom, and create a sleep ritual with a warm bath and soft music.

Set the stage - Cut off caffeine by early afternoon. Skip napping during the day, and avoid large meals, tobacco or alcohol for two hours before bedtime. Also, establish a regular bedtime that includes weekends.

Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to start working on your sleep issues and establish overall wellness. Affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance. Weekend and evening hours make visits convenient, and no appointments are needed.

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

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