Want to Sleep Better?  You Need a Chiropractor

It’s estimated that roughly one third of Americans are sleep deprived – that is, they receive less than 7 hour of sleep per night.  Many of them claim to suffer from insomnia, with a significant portion saying the insomnia actually affects their everyday life.

Did you know that regular visits to a chiropractor can help you get more sleep and better sleep?  There’s no need to slog through your day with droopy eyes – a 15-minute visit every couple of weeks can help you function better all around.

How Chiropractic Visits Help You sleep Better

There are a number of different causes of poor sleep, let’s see how adjustments can help with them.

  • Reducing Pain and Discomfort – When you think of visiting a chiropractor, you probably think of getting your back popped back into place so you’re no longer in pain.  That’s certainly a lot of it (although we work with all the joints in the body, not just the back).  The benefits extend beyond just getting rid of the discomfort throughout the day.  As you go to sleep, your body can actually relax when it’s not dealing with pain.  This allows you to fall asleep faster, and not wake up in the night with aches and pains that are severe enough to rouse you from your slumber.
  • Helping with Relaxation – Let’s face it, there’s a lot going on in the world today.  From politics, to wars, to what your neighbor said about that pro sports team… we’ve got busy minds!  Most of us would be better off largely ignoring what’s going on, but that’s not going to happen.  Adjustments can help you find that relaxation much easier.  When you’re not in pain, your body is able to focus on other areas.  When you’re not busy dealing with injury, your body can send resources where it’s necessary.  So, sitting and reading a nice book with a cup of tea is actually possible as you’re unwinding and relaxing.
  • Promoting Blood Flow – Our circulatory system is something we take for granted.  It just functions – we don’t control it, we don’t see it, and we really barely feel it.  But when it’s not working properly, we certainly do feel it.  At least, we feel the effects of poor circulation.  Much of that poor circulation means our brains aren’t getting the blood they need.  This leads to feeling tired, lethargic, and difficulty thinking.  Adjustments make sure the body is all lined up and the blood flows where it needs to go, when it needs to.  In the end, our body gets the oxygen it needs, and we can sleep soundly as the blood carries nutrients around.
  • Stress Reduction – Those living in modern America are stressed.  We have a lot going on, and we’re focused on making sure every problem is solved in our lives.  That can lead to sitting up at night wondering how to take care of that next big problem.  Adjustments allow the body to work optimally.  That means our brains can better process what’s going on, and when we reduce the stress, we’re able to drift off to dreamland easily at night.

Tips to Get Better Sleep No Matter Who You Are

Suppose you get regular adjustments, but you’re still not sleeping well.  Here are 6 tips to help you get to sleep and stay asleep.

  1. Mind your diet.  Don’t consume alcohol or caffeine before bed.  Try not to eat when you’re within 2 hours of bedtime.
  2. Use the bedroom properly.  It’s a place to sleep, keep it dark, quiet, and comfy – no TV watching in bed.
  3. Turn off the electronics.  The light from your TV and phone can cause your brain to think it’s daytime; turn it all off 30 minutes or more before sleepy time.
  4. Get some exercise.  First thing in the morning, get the blood moving.  Let your body wear itself out during the day so it craves the rest at night.
  5. Skip the nap.  Sleep at night, not in the day.
  6. Stay on schedule.  Try to rise and sleep at the same time each day (even on the weekends).

Keep in mind that sleepless nights happen, we’re not trying to bat a thousand here, but we are trying to get close.

Visit Dr. Shayne Durbin – Chiropractor in Billings

Ready to get rid of that discomfort and find the sleep you crave?  Schedule a time to come see Dr. Shayne Durbin a chiropractor in Billings.

Simply call our office at 406-545-2128, or fill out the appointment request form on our site.

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