Surveys have shown that between 40 and 60% of the general population had trouble sleeping. Stress, daily worries, body aches, pain, uncomfortable beds or pillows, imbalance of body chemistry, poor diet and a host of other issues can keep one from getting the optimum amount of sleep. Sleep is critical to good health. It is vital in the health of the immune system and in the function of the brain. Through sleep the body regenerates and recharges for the next day. The use of sleeping pills do little to correct the cause of sleeping problems, and can lead to addiction and rebound insomnia Some tips for healthy sleep are: exercise regularly, limit caffeine, eat an early dinner, don’t drink cold water (room temperature is best) at night, keep the bedroom cool and see a chiropractor.
Chiropractic and Sleeping Problems
Chiropractors are trained at treating spinal problems that can cause difficult sleep. In addition, chiropractors can offer nutritional and ergonomic advice (pillows and mattress) that can help improve the quality of your sleep. Chiropractic can help with all ages as well. A study involving 211 5-day-olds suffering from sleeplessness found “spinal adjustments frequently resulted in immediate quieting, cessation of crying, muscular relaxation and sleepiness.”
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