We’ve all been there: lying in bed after a long day, trying to fall asleep but unable to doze off and get the rest we so desperately need. You already know what you can experience when you don’t get enough sleep: lack of mental clarity, decreased athletic performance, increased appetite and sugar cravings, and poor posture, to name just a few effects. But do you know why you aren’t getting the rest you need? There’s a good chance your chiropractor does.
Five Ways Your CBP Chiropractor Can Improve Your Sleep
The reason you’re not sleeping: physical pain – including back pain, headaches, and neck pain – is keeping you awake.How your CBP chiropractor can help: many people unknowingly suffer from Forward Head Posture (FHP), which pulls on your spinal cord and can cause neck and shoulder pain as well as headaches. A CBP chiropractor is uniquely qualified to review x-rays of your spine to see what the underlying cause of pain is and has the tools and the extensive knowledge to make proper adjustments that will alleviate pain and correct poor posture – for good! After several sessions with your CBP chiropractor, you’ll not only be feeling better – you’ll be sleeping better, too.The reason you’re not sleeping: anxiety has your mind going in circles instead of counting sheep.How your CBP chiropractor can help: Forward Head Posture (FHP) can diminish your serotonin production, which plays a big role in both your sleep quality and your levels of happiness – meaning that decreased levels can lead to anxiety, depression, and poor sleep. This happens because FHP pulls on your spinal cord and ultimately compromises the vagus nerve, which controls most of the GI tract. Since many of your neurotransmitters (like serotonin!) are produced in your GI tract, production levels drop and therefore increase your anxiety and decrease your sleep quality. Fortunately, CBP chiropractors can begin to correct FHP in just several sessions – no need to lose sleep over it! The reason you’re not sleeping: your ADD/ADHD is makes it hard to stick to a healthy bedtime routine that gets you to sleep on time.How your CBP chiropractor can help: many people don’t think of a chiropractor when they think of treating ADD/ADHD, but the truth is that when your spine is out of line, the nerves connected to your spine can be pinched, restricting vital communication to the brain. By treating the whole spine, you can get to the root of your ADD/ADHD, and finally find mental clarity. By feeling significantly less distraction-prone, you can create and stick to a bedtime routine that will help you wind down and help you fall asleep at a regular hour each night.The reason you’re not sleeping: your pillow isn’t ergonomically suited for your sleep style.How your CBP chiropractor can help: what if you knew that the big, fluffy pillow you sleep on is actually worsening the quality of your sleep, not improving it? I know, the thought of giving up the pillow you love might feel like cutting ties with an old friend, but if you knew that your spine – and therefore your overall health – would significantly benefit as a result, you might think differently. By visiting a CBP chiropractor, you will be able to learn which kind of pillow will not only provide you with the highest quality sleep, but will also work to maintain good posture while you sleep! The reason you’re not sleeping: your sleep apnea – or your partner’s – is waking you up in the night or causing restlessnessHow your CBP chiropractor can help: sinus congestion and tension in the neck due to spinal misalignment can lead to sleep apnea. By making adjustments to the neck that alleviate unnecessary tension, your CBP chiropractor can help your spine find the alignment it was meant to have in order give you the restful night of sleep you deserve.
The Bottom Line
Sleep is critical to everything we do – so why sacrifice a good night’s rest when you don’t have to? By visiting your local CBP chiropractor, you can get to the root of what’s causing you sleep troubles in just several sessions. Give us a call today at 303-440-0500 or click here to schedule a comprehensive exam and adjustment for just $34! If you don’t live in the Boulder area, you can find a CBP chiropractor near you by clicking here. You deserve to achieve the sleep of your dreams – both literally and figuratively.