Nobody enjoys feeling tired during the day. Proper sleep is one of the most important aspects of staying healthy. The lack of sleep can have a tremendous impact on a person’s mood, concentration, memory, and even health conditions. At the same time, sleep has an influence how a person physically reacts to situations and it can even be deadly when driving a vehicle. In fact, going more than 20 hours without sleep can impact reaction times to the point where it is similar to those with a 0.08 blood- alcohol level.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have reported that “50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakefulness disorder” (cdc.gov, 2015). Poor sleep may even be signs of more detrimental neurological conditions, such as insomnia, Alzheimer’s, or Parkinson’s disease. Additionally, poor sleep can even heighten symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Not just that, but sleep deprivation can have a direct impact on a person’s immunity, causing them to catch colds quicker than normal. Unfortunately, people often cause their own sleep deprivation by working long hours, increasing stress loads, or consuming too much caffeine before bed.
If you have been suffering from limited sleep or insomnia, a chiropractor may be able to help you find the rest you need. Call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.
Acute and chronic pain is one of the most common causes that a person loses sleep. Although many people choose to take pain medication before going to bed so they can sleep better, they often wake up in the middle of the night with the same pain after the medication has worn off. However, through chiropractic care, the chances of sleeping through the night without pain increase exponentially. Pain medications and sleeping pills can also have other effects on your body such as causing you to oversleep, intestinal issues, and even create a heightened feeling of drowsiness throughout your day. If you are looking for an alternative to sleeping pills or pain medication, then your next call should be to your local chiropractor’s office. Chiropractic care aims to identify the reason for your sleep issues and address it so you can get the rest you need to live happily and healthy.
To get more information on how a chiropractic adjustment can help you sleep better, call your local chiropractor to schedule an appointment today.