One of the most common complaints from adults is issues sleeping.
Trouble sleeping can be caused by many simple factors, such as pillow type, sleeping positions, or even your mattress, or not-so-simple factors such as:
- Insomnia is when you’re unable to fall asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and cannot fall back asleep. Common causes of Insomnia include stress, anxiety, depression, and certain medications you may be taking daily.
- Sleep Apnea could cause you to experience symptoms such as sudden waking and gasping for air, snoring, sleepiness during the day, extreme dry mouth upon waking, and literal pauses in breathing through the night. (Source)
We all know that chiropractors’ main focus is to correct any misalignments in the spine. What does this mean for your sleep patterns?
Through chiropractic treatment the pain and tension you feel in your spine will be released, and overall your body will feel more relaxed, making it easier for you to get comfortable and fall asleep. Interestingly, one-third of people who have had a chiropractic adjustment report that they experience improvement in their sleep immediately. (Source)
How else can my chiropractor help my sleep patterns?
In addition to diagnosing and treating spinal problems with adjustments, we offer suggestions for getting better sleep. After discussing your current sleeping habits, like positions, pillows, and mattress, we provide customized suggestions to improve those habits to help you get more and better sleep. Recommendations may include alternate sleeping positions and the best position for your body and its needs, and whether your pillow and mattress are to blame for your sleeping issues.
If you would like to improve your sleep through drug-free treatment, call our office today to set up your appointment!