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The Importance of Sleep

Did you know that chiropractic care may help you sleep better? A 2012 United States survey showed that over 40% of people reported that chiropractic care improved their sleep. Click here to watch The Importance of Sleep with some helpful information on chiropractic and how it may help. If you can't remember the last time you woke up feeling truly refreshed and ready to tackle the day with both physical and mental energy, you are not alone. Sleep disorders are a prevalent issue, with 40% of Australians struggling to sleep for 7-9 hours. 59.4% experience symptoms at least 3-4 times per week, including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking too early and not being able to get back to sleep. With the increase in productivity and need for instant results, our constant grind and rise in stress level is contributing to our lack of good quality and quantity of sleep. While it may come as a surprise to many, chiropractors can help with sleep issues. Studies have shown that regular chiropractic appointments can aid patients in falling asleep more easily, staying asleep, and achieving both quality and quantity of sleep. This is because sleep is crucial for our health and wellbeing, and chronic sleep deprivation can lead to both emotional and physical health problems that can make even simple tasks seem impossible. The effects of sleep deprivation are cumulative, and over time, they can become worse, increasing our risk of developing health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, seizures, and immune system dysfunction. Fortunately, chiropractic appointments can help prevent problems associated with sleep disorders. Chiropractic care is commonly associated with back pain and injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system. However, adjustments to the spine can also help patients overcome a range of other health issues, including sleep disorders. Chiropractic adjustments help the whole body function more efficiently, including helping our bodies to relax and fall asleep. Chiropractic treatments can help alleviate tension in the body, encouraging blood flow which enables the muscles to relax, making it easier for you to fall asleep. They also help your body be more efficient at using energy, making it easier to relax at the end of the day. Additionally, spinal adjustments provide natural pain relief by encouraging the flow of blood around the body, delivering oxygen and nutrients to areas that require healing, and producing natural pain-relieving chemicals. If you are struggling with sleep issues and would like more information on how chiropractic care can help, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic today.

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