Improve Your Sleep with Chiropractic Care

sleep chiropractic care LongmontDaylight 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

Sleep Better with Chiropractic Care

sleep problems chiropractic care LongmontMost people recognize that eating well and exercising are essential components to good health, but many don’t realize that sleep plays just as important a role! Did you know that sleep-deprived people eat an average of 300 more calories each day? And the U.S. Department of Transportation reports that 1,550 deaths and 40,000 injuries are due to drowsiness of drivers! The chiropractic care you receive at the Cafe of Life in Longmont can help resolve sleep problems to restore your optimal health.

Possible Side Effects of Poor Sleep Helped with Chiropractic Care

  • Diminished immune system
  • Takes longer to heal
  • Aggravation of chronic diseases
  • Higher risk of developing cancer
  • Hypertension & high blood pressure
  • Higher blood sugar levels
  • Aging process speeds up
  • Trouble with memory
  • Increased clumsiness
  • Irritability & anxiety
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Greater chance of a car accident

Dr. Jess can help address your sleep problems from physical, mental and chemical approaches. Specific adjustments to your upper neck will ensure that the nerve supply to your limbic system is not impeded. An optimally functioning limbic system is vital for managing stress, which is a common mental reason that impairs sleep. Dr. Jess will also discuss the best sleep environment and proper pillow positioning to ensure that you are supported physically for restorative sleep. Finally, she will suggest simple lifestyle changes in diet and exercise if necessary to eliminate any chemical issues that might be interfering with a good night’s sleep.

If you are having trouble sleeping, the multiple solutions offered with chiropractic care at the Cafe of Life in Longmont can help- come in today to sleep better tonight!