Without quality sleep, our bodies can’t heal, rest, repair or replenish our energy. The quality and length of our sleeping hours affects the quality of our waking hours in a major way.
Sleep is broken down in four main stages. When you first close your eyes and fall asleep, your brain enters the first sleep stage. From here, your brain waves get longer and slower as your drift deeper into sleep. Once you have reached the REM sleep, the final sleep stage, your brain wave activity will increase again as you begin to dream.
As we get older, most adults need between seven and nine hours of sleep each night to get all of the benefits a good night’s sleep has to offer. Some people have a hard time falling asleep or staying asleep and there can be a number of reasons why this happens.
Some ways to prepare yourself for a good night’s sleep include trying to avoid the following: caffeine, alcohol, foods that might upset your digestion, nicotine, and even bright lights within a few hours of going to bed. It is also important to set up a regular bedtime and waking time and sticking to those times even on weekends. Getting in a regular bedtime routine will help signal your body and brain that it is almost time to sleep.
Chiropractic care and wellness adjustments will help you to get the sleep you need. This type of treatment improves the blood flow in the nervous system and it corrects any misalignments or subluxations in the spine. Subluxations compress the nerves causing the lack of communication between the spine and the brain. This can lead to stress response which puts the body out of balance and sleeping well becomes challenging. This can be easily treated with chiropractic care.
Regular chiropractic care can solve several problems that may be the cause of sleepless nights such as back pain, breathing problems, and restless leg syndrome. Regular chiropractic care can improve the symptoms and conditions of insomnia and help you to sleep better thus improving the quality of your day to day life.
Schedule today with Dr. Jeffrey Klein, Klein Chiropractic Center, West Chester, PA, for a wellness adjustment and for all of your chiropractic needs.