The Importance of Getting Good Sleep

The health benefits of a good night of sleep go beyond simply setting you up to take full advantage of the next day, ready and alert for the things you need to do. Getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night is actually crucial in more ways than one.

One distinct benefit of a good night of sleep is the effects on your body. As you get into that restful sleep you want to be getting, your body relaxes totally and completely, which supports healthy blood flow, which targets areas of the body which need repair.

Another important benefit of getting a good night of sleep is its effect on your brain. A good night of sleep supplies energy to your brain and helps it replenish itself and rid itself of chemicals and toxins that can be introduced to you from things that might be out of your control, like your environment. Alzheimer’s and Dementia are believed to come about from plaque which builds up in the brain, which has been shown to be one of the results of consistently not getting your requisite 7-9 hours of sleep each night.

Tips to get good sleep include eating healthy foods, restricting the times you eat (and never eating too close to bedtime), and limiting the amount of caffeine you consume each day. Exercising 4-5 times per week for 45 minutes to an hour will also help your body know when it’s time to rest.

If you have any questions about how chiropractic treatment helps boost your ability to get a good night of sleep in, contact Espinosa Family Chiropractic today to learn more.