How missing sleep hurts
Sleep deprivation is alive and well in our society. We are busier and more distracted than ever, and as a result we are sleeping less than ever. And that’s before we even question the quality of sleep that we are getting. Sleep deprivation, both in quantity and quality, affects us in the following ways:
- Impaired brain function: brain-body coordination, for example, is made more difficult
- Reduced cognitive ability: memory, creativity and problem-solving skills are impaired
- Heightened anxiety and depression: as well, our coping mechanisms deteriorate
- Worse immune function
- Metabolism affected: contributing to weight gain
- Elevated risk for cardiovascular disease: sleep deprivation has been linked to conditions including hypertension
So what do we do? More often than not, we reach for the coffee, which opens a whole other can of worms.
Sleeping better becomes a priority
Rather than reaching for that coffee, choose to get to the bottom of why you aren’t getting the sleep you deserve. In many cases, you may find that your own actions are significantly harming your chances of finding restful sleep. Every part of your wellbeing is interconnected- that is why it is called holistic wellness. There is, most likely, a mosaic of factors contributing to your sleeplessness including, but not limited to: poor diet, lack of exercise, too much electronic stimulation, too much stress and anxiety, and even physical pain. If this last factor is contributing to poor sleep quality, our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today. Our natural modalities help relieve back pain, improve range of motion which makes you more comfortable and boosts circulation, helping to oxygenate the brain which is crucial for sleeping. Many patients report that they actually felt a reduction in anxiety due to the relief of their physical pain, further contributing to better sleep.
The benefits of chiropractic overflow
The work we do at Espinosa Family Chiropractic is designed for lasting impact. Our natural modalities including spinal adjustment, decompression, trigger point therapy and massage all attempt to raise your level of wellness to a higher standard. When combined with diet, exercise and postural awareness, chiropractic modalities form a powerful foundation from which you can build on. And that extends into sleep.