01 Dec Get Back to Restful Sleep with Upper Cervical Chiropractic
Googling “Why can’t I sleep” in the middle of the night?
We’ve all been there at one time or another. You’re tossing and turning, your mind is racing, and you just can’t quite let go and ease into blessed, life-giving, necessary sleep.
Whether your sleeplessness is brought on suddenly by a new stressor in your life or a chronic problem that you’ve dealt with for a long time, it’s so important to get to the bottom of it and get back to enjoying those lovely Z’s.
To state the obvious: restorative sleep is an essential element of maintaining good health.
Sleep is one of the main factors that keeps our body running smoothly, along with a nutritious diet, good hydration, regular exercise, and activities that help you maintain a sense of wellbeing.
When sleep goes off the rails, our bodies are more susceptible to a litany of health problems. And our quality of life can really plummet when we feel exhausted and mentally fuzzy, as though we’re swimming upstream all day long.
When an interruption to our regular sleep pattern occurs, it’s important to do some quick detective work to get on top of it. And you don’t have to tough this out on your own.
Your chiropractor can help you identify the causes of your insomnia.
Partnering with a professional can help you pinpoint the causes so you can begin your journey back to solid sleep.
There are so many possible reasons why you’re struggling to get to sleep, including psychological stress, pain in your body, medications you’re taking, or underlying health conditions. Check out this list of causes and symptoms of insomnia from the Mayo Clinic.
It can be overwhelming to try to navigate this complex field of study as a layperson (especially when you’re already tired).
Whereas your primary doctor might be more likely to prescribe pharmaceutical sleep aids off the bat, your chiropractor is going to start by looking at your situation holistically and evaluating how to treat the causes naturally–which is more likely to have long-term success.
Once you’ve identified the causes of your sleep issues, chiropractic care can be an effective tool for treating them.
Your chiropractor can provide recommendations for good sleep hygiene that you can put into practice immediately–sometimes simple tips can make a huge difference. (Here are a few simple ones from the CDC.)
Regular chiropractic adjustments can also help with many types of chronic pain that might be keeping you awake!
And, finally–when your spine is in alignment, your nervous system is primed to support your immune system in fighting all types of illnesses (as we wrote about in this recent blog post).
Dr. David Nygaard would love to partner with you to figure this out together–and to ensure that you get the shuteye you need to function optimally and enjoy life.
Contact us today to learn about Atlas Chiropractic of Asheville and the many conditions we treat. 828-253-0700