If you have trouble sleeping then you know how much poor sleep can impact your day. Not only can poor sleep lead to slower reaction times, irritability, and difficulty concentrating, but also it can contribute to memory issues and a weakened immune system. Additionally, continually getting poor sleep can have longer-lasting effects on your body and health, increasing your risk for medical conditions such as a stroke, heart attack, depression and anxiety, among others.
Difficulty sleeping can be caused by a number of factors, but one of the most common is pain. Pain and discomfort can prevent you from falling asleep, and can also cause your sleep to be less restful as you shift at night to find a comfortable position. A chiropractor can help better your sleep by working with you to alleviate pain. Making adjustments to your spine will allow your body to restore its proper function naturally and minimize pain while you sleep. Some benefits of regular chiropractic care to your sleep can include:
- Easing muscle tension and relaxing the body
- Relieving pain and discomfort
- Stimulating circulation and blood flow
- Improving central nervous system function
A chiropractor can also assist you in determining what other sleep issues you may have, as well as how you can make other changes that will benefit you when you sleep. Determining and adjusting your sleep position can help to provide you with a better sleep—if you’re a stomach sleeper, it might be time for a change! A chiropractor can also assist you in recommending accessories to assist in your rest, such as a chiropractic pillow to ensure your neck and back align while you sleep. Along with adjustments, a chiropractor can recommend daily stretches or exercises that can assist with mobility and allow muscles to relieve some of their tension prior to going to bed.
If you are experiencing trouble sleeping, a chiropractor can help. Keeping your body functioning properly is key to a good sleep, and regular chiropractic care can help achieve this. Contact the experts at The AIM Clinic for chiropractic care, and rest easy. Contact us at 905-492-8688 to book your appointment today.