It seems like as the excitement of the New Year wears off, so do our energy levels. If you have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you aren’t alone. According to the National Institutes of Health, a quarter of the population in the United States has trouble getting enough sleep at night. Of that 25 perfect, 10 perfect report having chronic insomnia. Sleep deprivation is a problem that impacts ever aspect of your health, and here’s how chiropractic can help.
Treat The Underlying Issue
If you are familiar with chiropractic care, you know that as chiropractors, we want to do more than just treat your symptoms. We want to treat the root of the issue to help your body truly heal. When it comes to having trouble sleeping at night, there are many reasons why people have issues. Some of the most common include: :
A bigger underlying health issue – Sleep issues and insomnia are sometimes related to other health issues including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Sleep can also be negatively affected by post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. Those that suffer from asthma, hyperthyroidism, headaches, gastrointestinal disorders and even menopause can also experience sleep troubles.
Self-induced – Sometimes the culprit is a health issue and sometimes it is a result of your own doing. Perhaps you work long hours, have a large family to care for, or are going through a particularly stressful time. Using and abusing recreational drugs and alcohol can also cause sleep issues, as well as too much caffeine.
If you are experiencing issues falling (and staying) asleep, try to look into what could be causing the problem. Are having an extra afternoon coffee? Is it difficult to handle the added stress from work? Sleep deprivation is very serious and can cause other health problems. It also impacts you reaction time and memory, as well as your immune system’s ability to fight off illness including chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.
How Can Chiropractic Help?
Your first step when tackling sleep issues without the use of medication is to receive regular chiropractic care. Plenty of our patients have shared they experience improved sleep after even just one adjustment! If it is pain that is keeping you up at night, chiropractic can also help. Whether it is headaches, neck pain, or back pain, we can create a custom treatment plan to see how our hands-on approach can provide relief.
If you would like to try a natural, non-invasive, non-addictive form of treatment for your sleep issues, contact us today. At Preferred Chiropractic, we want to help you reach the best health possible!