Sleep issues such as sleep dysfunction and insomnia can be treated by chiropractic care.
Sleeping problems are a common thing and can lead to mood disorders, weight gain, heart disease and shortened life expectancy. More severe sleeping problems can cause a risk for cancer and diabetes. This is because not getting enough sleep (7 to 9 hours) doesn’t allow your body to heal and rejuvenate which disrupts function. Chiropractic care’s ability to restore function of the autonomic nervous system can balance sleep hormones, thus improve sleep.
A study showed that 98% of individuals suffering from sleeping problems reported better sleep when they received chiropractic care. Along with chiropractic care, eating well, practicing good posture, deep breathing, exercising and reducing stress also contribute to balancing sleep hormones. Setting up a routine for going to sleep and waking up is also vital. For example, reducing caffeine intake, making sure you have a comfortable mattress and keeping room temperature between 60 to 70 degrees at night is a great routine that can help with sleep problems.
Other tips include getting good exercise, taking a bath with Epsom salt and avoiding your TV, computer and phone one hour before bed.