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The Relationship Between Movement and Sleep

Sleep sacramento

Movement equals circulation

Circulation is an essential factor in sleep: your brain needs proper oxygenation to function in the first place, and an enhanced nutrient flow certainly helps even more. Your brain is supplied with its oxygen and nutrients by blood vessels in the neck and when circulation is blocked, by excess fat or cholesterol, or when circulation is allowed to become stagnant, this flow is reduced. Brain cells, lacking the oxygen and nutrients they need to thrive, hum along with reduced capacity, detracting from your ability to sleep. One answer to improving circulation is improving movement.

Circulation influences sleep 

Even a 10 minute walk is better than nothing; a brisk walk will get your heart rate up and your blood flowing, allowing nutrients to circulate to the regions they are needed most, such as the brain. Physical activity also helps influence feelings of fatigue at the end of the day, when your circadian cycle is winding down and transitioning toward sleep. At our office in Sacramento, we see circulation as an essential component of sleep; likewise sleep is an essential component of wellness.

Natural health solutions in Sacramento

An aligned spine also helps blood circulate properly. At our office in Sacramento, we believe in giving you the best chance of getting a good night’s rest so that you wake up revitalized and ready to go. We help you find such sleep by reducing pain, improving range of motion and circulation in support of a healthier, more active lifestyle. By aligning your spine and alleviating pain, we help you move more, which then influences your sleep health. Give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.