Chiropractic Care and Sleep
Getting enough sleep is essential to maintaining a healthy body. According to the CDC, adults who get less than 7 hours of sleep are more likely to report 10 chronic health conditions than those who do get enough sleep. If you’re having trouble sleeping, be sure to listen to today’s new episode to hear about chiropractic care and sleep, what type of pillow to sleep on, how to know if your mattress is good or bad, & more!
Dr. Ryan mentions that one of the most frequently mentioned benefits of getting regular chiropractic adjustments is improved sleep. They tell a story of a family with twin babies who before chiropractic care never slept more than 4 hours a night, but after getting adjusted slept a full 8 hours. Chiropractic adjustments help restore blood flow and remove interference in the nervous system, allowing the body to not only function better, but feel better so you can relax into a deeper sleep.
Your body heals when you sleep – therefore it’s crucial you have a healthy sleeping environment to heal optimally. If you find yourself waking up sore or in pain pretty regularly, consider your mattress, pillow, or position you’re sleeping. Most people don’t know that the average mattress only lasts around 7-10 years, so you may want to invest in a new one if you’ve had it for longer. When it comes to pillows, you want a pillow that is spinal neutral – AKA one that supports the neck and lower back. Dr. Ryan and Ashley suggest sleeping with foam rolls under the neck and lower back to keep that spinal neutral position.
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*Disclaimer: MaxLiving chiropractors don’t treat sleep problems or any disease process. We look for root cause(s) of dysfunction and empower the patient with resources and action steps to help restore optimal function to the body. We do this through our 5 Essentials approach including chiropractic, functional nutrition, detoxification, movement, and mindset.
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