If getting a good night’s sleep is something that’s been eluding you lately, you’re undoubtedly tired of spending your waking hours in a fog after lying awake most of the night. You may have tried a variety of sleep aids and strategies, but nothing’s worked so far — so perhaps it’s time to consider including chiropractic treatment in your quest to improve the quality of your sleep. Although you may not know it, over one-third of those who see a chiropractor for adjustment experience a significant decrease in sleep issues immediately.
Is Pain Keeping You Awake?
If spinal, neck, or related types of pain such as headaches is the main culprit standing in the way of you and a good night’s sleep, an adjustment session with a skilled chiropractor may be able to alleviate the pain. Keep in mind that the pain doesn’t have to be fully-fledged in order for it to keep you awake — discomfort alone may cause difficulty achieving quality sleep on a regular basis. Along with decreasing pain and discomfort levels, chiropractic treatments promote optimal relaxation, which is a major component in being able to drift off to sleep quickly.
However, even though a visit to a chiropractor can help you relax, if anxiety is at the root of your sleep issues, you may be better off seeking treatment from a psychologist.
Are You Sleeping in the Wrong Position?
Your chiropractor will also be able to advise you on sleep positions to minimize pain and discomfort, which will make it easier for you to go to sleep. For instance, sleeping on your stomach is not only bad for your spine, it may result in breathing issues that cause you to wake up several times during the night. It may also be that your mattress doesn’t provide you with the right kind of support, or perhaps using a chiropractic pillow will help you sleep better. Your chiropractor will work with you to create a customized plan designed to maximize your chances of getting the restful sleep you need.
Please contact us at your convenience for more information on how chiropractic treatments might be able to help solve your sleep problems or to schedule an appointment.