Sleep and Quality of Life


Sleep is integral to well-being. You can’t reasonably expect to feel your best or perform to your highest standard after a single night of sleeplessness, let alone chronic sleep deprivation that is the result of many more serious conditions. Sleep is linked to quality of life on so many levels because too little sleep can contribute to conditions including:

  • Depression
  • Chronic headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Obesity

Chronic sleep deprivation takes a toll on our cognitive function and emotional center. Often, physical and mental stress overlap and to solve one, we must necessarily untangle it from the other; to sleep your best, you must feel your best. Trying to fall asleep with a pain in your neck or back can snowball into a fretful night spent tossing and turning to no avail.

At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we help by addressing problem areas including subluxation, trigger points and strained muscles that could be preventing you from accessing deep sleep. Massage therapy is particularly effective at opening up an injurious region to an influx of oxygen and healing nutrients. Along the way, endorphins, the body’s feel good chemical, are released helping you to achieve a more relaxed mental state. From the vantage point of a healthy back, we help you turn the tide against mental stress by coming up with lifestyle adjustments to account for sleep health. Even with pain, restful sleep can be achieved with a proactive approach; give our office in Sacramento a call to start making changes today. 

Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.