Daylight Savings Time ended almost two weeks ago but our internal clocks may not have adjusted yet. With the sun setting before 5 o’clock, many of us feel the urge to tuck into bed earlier but we then experience a restless night. Whether you have a sleep issue, such as insomnia or sleep apnea, or would just like to improve your sleep quality, the chiropractic care provided by Dr. Jess at the Cafe of Life in Longmont can help!
Chiropractic Care Shown to Improve Sleep
After a chiropractic adjustment,
- 1/3 of adults report an immediate improvement in their sleep*
- 40% of infants also experience deeper sleep*
After an acupuncture treatment,
- Insomnia and sleep apnea decreases
- Patients feel less anxious, which leads to better sleep
The main way chiropractic care can lead to more restorative sleep is by reducing pain, increasing blood flow and promoting relaxation through spinal adjustments. Diagnosing and treating a spinal misalignment will bring about immediate relief of a patient’s neck or back pain or headaches. Another significant benefit of seeking chiropractic care to address poor sleep is that it is a natural approach, unlike the potentially harmful side effects of sleeping pills.
Besides in-office treatments, a chiropractor will also discuss a patient’s sleeping position, mattress and pillow to see if any changes in those areas would help improve their sleep. A chiropractic pillow, also called a cervical pillow, is shaped to ensure that your spine maintains its neutral alignment. They are either designed to be filled with air or water, or sculpted out of memory foam. Most chiropractic pillows are contoured to cradle your neck in the proper position when sleeping on your back, but some can be used when lying on your side. In general, chiropractors don’t recommend sleeping on your stomach.
If you are tossing and turning at night, make an appointment at the Cafe of Life in Longmont to discuss what type of chiropractic care can improve your sleep and overall health!
*Source: National Sleep Foundation