Chiropractic Care and Sleep HygieneSeptember 2, 2022
Sleep issues occur for a variety of reasons. Spinal pain affects over 54% of adults, while migraines and chronic headaches affect over 38 million Americans. In addition to pain, insomnia affects over 30% of adults. People often seek out fancy new mattresses or a celebrity endorsed pillow to help alleviate their sleep issues. A simpler solution is visiting the chiropractor and seeing a chiropractor regularly in order to obtain a restful night’s sleep.
Discomfort can cause poor sleep and poor sleep can cause pain by lowering the body’s threshold for pain. Add pain into the equation, and a good night’s rest may seem impossible. Studies show that poor sleep is impacted by chronic pain. On the bright side, studies also show that if you can start getting better sleep, pain appears to lessen over time. Successful sleep requires a certain level of comfort and pain often keeps the body from reaching a state of ease. As a result, pain impacts your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Chiropractic care can relax neck and back musculature so that tension can be more manageable allowing for a restful night sleep. A proper cervical pillow to encourage back sleeping is highly recommended along with a good quality mattress without a pillow top cover. We have a trusted pillow in the office that we recommend to all of our patients and that the doctors all use as well. We even love it so much that we have our family members use it. Ask our front desk if your insurance policy covers our cervical pillow since many policies do!
In closing, a good night’s sleep can set the whole tone for the day. Not only does it help you recharge, but it also helps your brain process the previous day via dreams. If you need a revamp to your nightly schedule, we are here to help assist you.
The Van Ness Chiropractic Difference
At Van Ness Chiropractic, we realize that maintaining optimal health is not one size fits all. Our doctors have the clinical knowledge to offer advice and treatment that is both effective and empowering. Call us today at 847-842-8070 to set up an appointment for a comprehensive examination and get on the road to health today. You can also visit us at vannesschiro.com to find out more.