Better Sleep Tips with Chiropractic
Can Chiropractic Help Me Sleep Better?
Your posture is more than just a standing issue.
Have you considered how your posture may affect your sleep? Given that approximately one-third of our lives are spent in bed, it’s worth watching your sleep time posture when considering spinal health.
We all know that sleep is essential as it allows the body to rest and heal, not only physically but mentally and emotionally. Many sleep experts commonly state that between 6-8 hours of sleep per night is sufficient.
Chiropractors understand just how important good sleep is to your health and overall wellness. Our team here at The Back Clinic (a Bankstown City Chiropractic Clinic) understand just how important good sleep is. We can provide you with an advisory consultation on your posture in relation to your sleep patterns.
“Patients with spinal problems have greater difficulty falling asleep, have more frequent awakenings, sleep subjectively less well, take more and longer naps, and snore more*.
Sleep disorders such as insomnia have been associated with ‘painful musculoskeletal conditions that may result in sleepiness, irritability and feelings of misery.’**
Both these studies highlight just how spinal and postural problems may negatively affect sleep. Think about this: how well do you sleep? If you have difficulty in sleeping, do you think your spinal health and posture may be a contributing factor to sleep problems?
Common Sleep Problems
The are a number of ways poor sleep can affect us, including:
- Strain on personal relationships
- Decreased work performance
- Decreased academic performance
- Increased feelings of irritability and moodiness
There are a number of issues that your chiropractor may work through to address your sleep problems. These may include:
- The amount of support your pillow gives to your head and neck
- Using a chiropractic pillow
- The age of your mattress and how firm it is
- The best sleeping position for your body
Many people find that sleeping on their back or stretched out on their side gives them better sleep. If you find it difficult to sleep on your back or side, this may indicate you have an underlying structural issue that warrants further investigation.
Watch Now: Sleeping Ergonomics with Dr. Omar Ayouby (Chiropractor), The Back Clinic
Bankstown, You Can Sleep Better
Did you know? Each week in Australia approximately 200,000 people utilise chiropractic care. Many of these patients consult with their chiropractor on a range of issues including sleep tips and spinal care.
An initial, advisory consultation at your local chiropractic clinic may provide some answers to your questions in this regard.
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If you're concerned about your posture in relation to how you sleep, let's work together to address your case. Please call (02) 9708 6011 to book a consultation today. We have clinics located at Bankstown and Rockdale.
* Biering-Sorensen, F., & Biering-Sorensen, M. (2001). Sleep disturbances in the spinal cord injured: an epidemiological questionnaire investigation, including a normal population. Spinal Cord, 39, 505-513
** What’s new about sleep? (2001). Journal of the American Chiropractic Association, 38(9), 8-18.