Sleep is important for your body, especially your heart. While sleeping, your heart rate will decrease and your heart beats slower than normal. This slower pace gives your heart a chance to rest and be prepared for the next day. Without proper sleep, our hearts are working hard all day and night, and this sets up a dangerous scenario for heart disease and heart attacks.
Before you grab the sleeping pills, here are a few ways chiropractic care can help you sleep:
Pain stops me from sleeping
Aches and pains prevent us from getting a good night’s sleep. For some people, they may be suddenly awakened by pins and needles shooting down their arms into their hands. What causes this frustrating symptom? Compressed nerves in the neck. A similar case is having pain shooting down your legs and making it difficult to find a comfortable position. Again, these symptoms are usually caused by pinched and compressed nerves. Chiropractors are skilled at finding these compressed nerves and fixing the problem, allowing pain to not be a factor during sleep.
I am too stressed to sleep
Stress is one of the biggest factors on our health, and it can affect our sleep cycles. When we are stressed we get tight muscles and strain on our nervous system. It can be difficult to sleep if our nerves feel fried. Thankfully, hands-on therapy has been shown to reduce physical and emotion stress on our bodies. The chiropractic adjustment helps muscles relax and takes pressure off our over-stressed nervous systems. Chiropractors work with their patients from a “wellness” model of health, and also give easy solutions on how to reduce the physical, emotional, and chemical stresses on our bodies.
I get frequent headaches
You would be surprised how often chiropractors encounter patients with chronic headaches who also have insomnia. In fact, a common complaint we hear from headache patients are that they are not sleeping well or are always tired. What gets great success is taking care of the headaches naturally with the gentle, chiropractic adjustment and then observe as the patient’s sleep continues to improve. For some patients this relief is instant with a full night’s sleep, and for others it is a gradual improvement over the treatment plan. Regardless, addressing the cause of the headaches often takes care of the poor sleep.
I suffer from chronic fatigue
For the past decade, the #1 symptom of Americans has been fatigue. This is why there seems to be a coffee shop on every corner. Some people suffer from fatigue because they do not sleep well at night, grab caffeine throughout the day, this interrupts the natural sleep cycles of the body, and the pattern continues with a sleepless night again. Whether the fatigue is caused by pain and discomfort, emotional stress, or the foods and beverage we put into our bodies, chiropractors and acupuncturists can help with all these conditions. Fatigue can be caused by several factors, and your chiropractor can find the source.
Sleep is vital for every aspect of our health from our heart to our immune system. Before taking medication for sleep, be sure to visit your local Overland Park chiropractor for a free consultation and find the true reason why you can’t sleep.
If you are having problems sleeping and live in Overland Park, KS or surrounding areas then see Dr. Nigus because his chiropractic care can help you sleep!
Call us at (913)-953-5959 for your free consultation or CLICK HERE for more information!