If you’re struggling to get to sleep or find that you can’t sleep through the night, your chiropractor can help. A recent study showed that one-third of people who have a chiropractic adjustment report that they experienced immediate sleep improvement.
Most people assume that chiropractors are only for treating neck and back pain. While chiropractors mostly focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, they’re successful at treating a lot of different conditions like trouble sleeping. Holistic treatment from a chiropractor addresses how a spinal misalignment may present as a sleepless night or a bout of insomnia.
After a thorough exam and diagnosis, your chiropractor will treat your symptoms from a holistic approach to restore a healthy state and prevent sleepless nights.
Improve your sleep position to alleviate insomnia
Struggling to sleep at night can cause health problems. Chiropractors are experts in sleep position and can make recommendations on pillows to help you sleep better. Don’t be surprised if your doctor recommends lifestyle modifications like adjusting your sleep schedule, room darkening shades, or exercising more.
Chiropractic pillows are contoured to support your neck as you sleep, minimizing position problems and encouraging good sleep posture. The curved shape helps keep your spine in a neutral shape when you rest your head on it, which can prevent neck pain. Talk to your doctor about proper positioning for your head on the pillow for best results.
If you toss and turn at night without getting enough sleep, you should book an appointment and talk to your chiropractor about what changes you can make.
Alleviate pain to help you sleep better
Your chiropractor can alleviate discomfort and improve relaxation with a spinal adjustment, but that’s not all. Massage is a complementary therapy offered because relaxing the muscles can relieve strain on your skeletal system. Your chiropractor may use massage before or after an adjustment to facilitate treatment.
Massage therapists are skilled in multiple techniques that address tension, stiffness, and pain that can keep you from getting a good night’s sleep.
Eliminate breathing problems to help you get restful sleep
When allergies or illness inflame your sinuses, they can back up, and you won’t sleep well if your sinuses are causing breathing problems. Pain, pressure, and headaches can also keep you from sleeping well.
Your nervous system controls your breathing, telling your respiratory muscles and lungs how to work together to deliver oxygen to your body. Misalignment in your spine can affect the nervous system’s ability to work at its peak, making you struggle to sleep at night.
Spinal adjustments can help correct your posture, allowing your lungs to expand fully in your chest cavity. With more room to breathe and function normally, your lungs will be better able to support your circulatory system.
Chiropractors believe that being healthy is more than being pain-free. They want to help you function at your body’s maximum potential, which means doing more than just treating pain or managing symptoms. True wellness is helping people attain higher levels of health and happiness.