Does it take you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep? Once asleep, do you stay asleep for more than 6 hours at a time? Are you unable to get to sleep without some form of sleep aid? Do you awake feeling groggy despite the fact that you have been sleeping for 8 hours? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then you may be suffering from sleep deprivation.
Sleep is almost as important as eating and breathing, yet most of us do not get quality sleep each night. Insufficient sleep results in reduced concentration, reduced productivity, impaired memory, and agitation. Long term sleep deprivation is possibly linked to diabetes, obesity and a compromised immune system. Extreme sleep deprivation can even cause episodes of schizophrenia.
It is estimated that at least 60% of Americans experience sleep difficulties. While sleep deprivation will not necessarily cause serious complications, it will take its toll on you and your body. While everyone’s sleep needs vary, most adults need about 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Many people wish they could find 8 hours to sleep each night, let alone get 8 hours of quality sleep.
While everyone suffers from an occasional sleepless night, some people experience sleepless nights more often than not. Shift workers, people who travel for a living, and those who suffer from acute stress and depression all are vulnerable to sleep deprivation. Many use sleep aids in an attempt to get a restful night of sleep, but instead wind up with an addiction to the sleep aid.
Chiropractic care is known to dramatically improve the quality and quantity of sleep. Chiropractors are trained in proper the functioning of the nervous system, so they are able to create the balance required to keep your body functioning properly. Chiropractic treatment naturally relaxes the body and restores full functionality of the nervous system. A physical exam along with an assessment of your diet, sleep and exercise regimen will enable your chiropractor to determine how and why you are not getting a quality night’s sleep. Dr. Matthews will develop a nutrition, exercise and chiropractic treatment plan to increase your quality and quantity of sleep.
After developing a complete sleep regimen, people report feeling less stressed, a decrease in depression symptoms, and better general health overall. While changing your sleep patterns does not happen overnight, people report a noticeable difference in their quality of sleep during the first week of chiropractic treatment. Don’t settle for anything less than a restful night’s sleep. Give us a call today at 561-965-3703.