You toss, you turn, and you wake up in the morning feeling more tired than what you were when you climbed in bed the night before. Unfortunately, this is a real struggle for many Americans. According to the CDC, at least one-third of Americans are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis. There can be all kinds of things that are keeping you from getting good sleep, and your first inclination may be to visit your regular doctor for advice. However, there is one other medical professional who may be able to help you get some much-needed rest: a chiropractor.
A chiropractor can help your sleep improve.
A chiropractic adjustment is done to realign the spinal column and the musculoskeletal system. This basic adjustment is one of the main reasons people visit chiropractors in the first place, but this could also actually help you get better sleep. Sleep.org states that "one-third of people who have a chiropractic adjustment report that they experience immediate sleep improvement."
If you've never had a basic adjustment and you are having a hard time sleeping, it can be well worth getting a chiropractic adjustment and seeing if this helps you, as well.
A chiropractor can help alleviate the pain that's interfering with sleep cycles.
Did you know that when you are in pain at night it interrupts your typical sleeping patterns? Something as simple as going to bed with a tension headache can prevent you from reaching a full, deep sleep state. If the pain you are dealing with is brought on by lack of circulation, tense muscles and joints, or something related to the musculoskeletal system, there is a pretty good chance that your chiropractor can work with you to alleviate those pains so you can sleep better.
A chiropractor may make individual recommendations to help you sleep.
Every individual is different when it comes to how their bodies will feel the most comfortable, which means every sleeping surface and sleeping position will not work out for every individual. One thing you may be surprised to learn is that a chiropractor can look at the condition of your musculoskeletal system and give you personalized recommendations about which sleeping positions could be the most comfortable and could do your body some good. For example, some people with lower back pain can sleep better on their side with a cushion between their knees to hold the hips in alignment through the night.
For more information, contact a chiropractor.