When’s the last time you enjoyed a full night’s sleep? If you can’t remember, you’re in good company. A third of all Americans don’t get enough sleep according to the CDC, and that concerns today’s doctors of chiropractic.
Does that surprise you? While many perceive chiropractic care as primarily relieving back and neck pain with spinal adjustments that make a large popping sound, in reality, it’s so much more than that. In actuality, chiropractic care treats a very wide range of complaints, including lack of quality sleep.
Along with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle changes, getting enough sleep each night is a major contributor to the success of a doctor of chiropractic’s treatment. Ironically, in strengthening the body’s nervous system, chiropractic care promotes better sleep.
Here are a few things to consider:
As we said before, chiropractic care can improve your sleeping patterns. If you want to take it a step further, the National Sleep Foundation says that keeping a certain bedtime and wake-up time, even on weekends, is another key factor. Avoid naps during the day that might interrupt your night’s slumber. Finally, after a relaxing pre-bedtime routine, lower the thermostat to 67 degrees and turn off any sound or light that could disrupt your sleep.