Ever find yourself so tired during the day? Do look off into space only to snap back to reality and wonder what happened? Do you get in bed at night feeling as tired as can be, and just stare at the ceiling, you may have Insomnia.
Insomnia affects an estimated 30%-50% of the general population
10% have chronic insomnia. Insomnia is sometimes related to neurological conditions such as emotional disorders like depression, anxiety and even post-traumatic stress syndrome, but these are just a few of the conditions that have been linked to Insomnia.
I have heard it from my patients time and again prior to care with me, Doc I had trouble sleeping last night so I took a pill and it knocked me right out. While temporarily you may have solved the issue at that moment in time, nothing was done to figure out what the cause was. How to bring relief to your tired brain and body so you can fall asleep without the use of chemicals that don’t just alter your brain chemistry but can affect other areas of your body.
A lack of sleep doesn’t just make you feel tired though. Other effects it has on your body is a decreased immune system, slower reaction times and slower healing to name a few. Our bodies need rest to catch up. Just like a battery needs to be recharged, so does our body. When we sleep our body goes to work to repair all the damage done by the days events. Without the proper rest our body breaks down and continues to break down. Just an FYI “catching up” on sleep is not a remedy. Our bodies are not like Netflix where we can just binge sleep and our bodies will catch up. Everything has its own process and it needs to be done with precision.
So how can Evolution Chiropractic help? An adjustment to your cervical spine can open up pathways to and from the brain to allow for a more relaxing body and a lower stress response for the brain. While it can’t make you forget your troubles, it allows your body to release chemicals to start the process of sleep so that you can rest better and get a well needed night of sleep. There are other therapies, but I have found that with a well aligned brain body connection anything is possible. Getting adjusted can repair the brain body connection and get you moving in the right direction of a full night sleep.
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Written our own Dr. Shawn Carlin - Evolution Chiropractic of Danbury.
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