If you want to sleep better at night, chiropractic care might just be the thing for you. Why? Well, it’s a well-known fact that pain causes sleep deprivation. If you are pain-free, then you will be able to sleep better at night. But the opposite is also true: a lack of sleep can also impact pain levels. The latter is not so widely known.
Proper sleeping posture is also very important when it comes to getting good sleep. And most people know that chiropractors are experts in terms of helping patients with their posture. It’s a match made in heaven. If you need to improve your sleeping posture, go and visit your chiropractor.
But how does this help? Good posture is important when you’re sitting and standing. Nowadays, we spend so much time sitting in front of the computer that we tend to neglect our posture. Many of us sit as lazily as we could, and in outrageous positions that couldn’t possibly be good for our spine.
It is important to be mindful of our own posture when we are awake. But even more important is protecting your posture while you sleep. The muscles and ligaments of your back relax while you sleep—therefore they need to be protected. The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of chiropractic care, highlights the correlation between sleep, proper sleeping posture, and pain.
The Foundation for Chiropractic Progress launches Better Sleep Month annually each May, in order to recognize the important role of sleep in optimizing health and wellness. Sleep deprivation is linked to higher mortality risk and lower productivity.
In fact, sleep deprivation alone decreases the US Gross Domestic Product by 2.28 percent. That is around $411 billion each year. These findings are a concern considering that one in three Americans report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair”.
This also means that about a third of the American population can benefit from visiting a chiropractor. There are many reasons why sleep deprivation occurs. Improper sleeping postures such as stomach sleeping can cause health problems ranging from sleep apnea to back pain.
The National Sleep Foundation estimates that at least 57 percent of Americans suffer from pain that disrupts their sleep at least a few nights a week. Sleep loss has also been shown to increase sensitivity to pain, specifically by lowering your pain threshold.
So if you don’t get enough sleep, you will experience more pain. And the more pain you experience, the less sleep you get. But dealing with both problems at once is possible with the help of spinal manipulation.
Doctors of chiropractic take a natural and holistic approach to pain management by bringing the body back into its proper alignment. They will recommend exercises that should improve your posture and fitness level in the long run. Chiropractors are also known for their ability to restore range of motion and mobility for patients who are suffering from various musculoskeletal problems.
With chiropractic treatment, you will get better sleep, and you will be less dependent on sleep medications. The latter is important because those medications can have some nasty side effects, in the long run, so you don’t really want to rely on them too much.
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