The average sleep of most adults lasts for seven to eight hours every night. This amount of sleep is enough to make an adult feel rested and alert the next day. Because of today’s fast-paced living, inadequate sleep has become commonplace. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine defines sleep deprivation as an event in which a person fails to get ample sleep. While most people take medications to get the sleep that they need, others resort to a drug-free alternative — chiropractic care. If you want to understand how chiropractic care can help with your sleep, here’s what you need to know.
During the consultation, you and your chiropractor can talk about your sleeping positions. Your chiropractor can then recommend one that could work better for you. Your chiropractor can also recommend a special mattress or pillow to support your spine. When your spine is in proper alignment when you’re in bed, you can be sure to get more quality sleep.
Your chiropractor’s manipulation techniques release the tension that builds up in your spine. This relaxes your body, making it more efficient as it functions. If your body works well, you have more energy to use during your waking hours. By the end of the day, your body relaxes more easily. You then sleep more quickly and wake up more rejuvenated.
Spinal misalignment can cause discomfort and pain during daytime activities. You can even feel it as you get in bed at night. The uneasy feeling results in your poor quality of sleep, which usually becomes worse. Your chiropractor can perform spinal manipulations that can align your spine. The realignment improves your blood circulation and encourages your body to unwind faster.
According to a current survey, at least 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is OSA (obstructive sleep apnea). OSA occurs when soft tissues in your throat and mouth relax, closing off your upper airway. This condition is worrisome because moments occur in your sleep when you don’t inhale. Your chiropractor can correct misalignments in our upper body and neck that may be restricting your respiration. Spinal adjustments and soft tissue massage correct your breathing, relax your muscles, and reduce tension. With proper chiropractic interventions, your OSA can finally go away.
Experts consider insomnia as a condition that makes it difficult for you to fall asleep, stay asleep, and get restful sleep. Substance use, bad sleeping habits, and certain medical conditions can cause insomnia.
Chiropractors can make targeted spinal adjustments to realign your spine and correct any misalignments. HVLA (high-velocity low-amplitude) manipulation focuses on your dysfunctional joints. Subluxation adjustment balances serotonin and dopamine in your brain to help you fall asleep.
Inadequate sleep can result in many physical and mental issues. With chiropractic care, you can get rid of this problem without taking sleep medications. At ABQ Family Chiropractic, we can help you sleep better with natural chiropractic manipulations and recommendations. Please visit our clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for a one-on-one consultation. You can also call us at 505-658-0300 if you want to schedule an appointment or make inquiries about our chiropractic care techniques for better sleep.