When it feels like you could stay in bed forever
A busy schedule demands that you wake up swinging. Unless you have your sleep life in check, mornings can become a haze of heavy-headedness. This can make it difficult, not to say unpleasant, to go about your morning routine. So many of us make coffee the first priority of the morning, which only perpetuates a cycle of physical and perceived dependence, not to mention interfering with our sleep down the line. Morning grogginess is a product of our lifestyles as much as it is a problem. Here are our steps for waking up right:
Waking up on the right side of the bed
- Don’t hit the snooze button: this one requires the most discipline. One alarm is all you get; accounting for this, make sure you choose a tone that gets you excited.
- Take 5 deep breaths before you do anything: as soon as you become conscious, get the oxygen flowing through your veins by taking deep, diaphragmatic breaths.
- Take a shower: water wakes you up and gets the circulation flowing more, especially if you alter between hot and cold water. Doing this sends blood rushing to your skin then back to your internal organs. Remember to finish with warm water!
Using chiropractic to increase natural energy levels
While chiropractic is not a direct treatment for increasing energy levels, it is quite often a byproduct of the service we provide for your spine. By improving the function of your nervous system, reducing pain and increasing circulation, our natural modalities help you find more restful sleep which allow you to wake up with less grog and more oomph! Give our office in Sacramento a call to schedule an appointment today.