Highlands Ranch Chiropractic – Can Chiropractic help you sleep at night?

Chiropractic Health

One of the biggest epidemics in America today is sleeping issues. People are just not getting enough good sleep on a regular basis. We have all heard that six to eight hours is most likely ideal, but that means it must be a continuous 6-8 hours each night. If you are constantly getting up and down throughout the night, you will never reach deep REM sleep and therefore will not be getting that refreshing, healing sleep that are stressful lives need.

So where does chiropractic come into play? Chiropractic can help you sleep better for a couple different reasons. When your neck is misaligned, it tends to tighten your jaw joint and masseter muscles, which will close down your airway while you lay down for bed. It can cause snoring, decreased oxygen, and make you never get to deep REM sleep. By keeping your neck in alignment, you will be ensuring you get the right amount of oxygen while you sleep. No more tossing and turning and being awake throughout the night. Chiropractic adjustments to your neck on a regular basis will decreases your chances of ever developing sleep apnea.

The other way your chiropractor can help you sleep is by decreasing your body’s stress hormone – Cortisol. Every time you see your chiropractor, your body naturally lowers it’s cortisol level. Cortisol causes your body to be wired (almost like coffee/caffeine.) There is no avoiding our daily stressful lives. We all have stress that bombards us throughout the daily grind. Whether you are stressed at work, family issues, financial issues, or there just isn’t enough hours in the day; we can all relate and we all have and feel the same stresses. All this stress adds up to more and more cortisol produced in your body and more cortisol in your blood stream means you cannot sleep as well. Cortisol is actually one of the reasons why a lot of us cannot wind down at night. By seeing your chiropractor on a weekly basis or even twice a month, your cortisol levels will stay in check. Each chiropractic adjustment to your spine will decrease the cortisol your body is producing.

If your not sleeping well, you are more prone to sickness and disease. Your body needs the rest. Before you get a bottle of prescription medication with all those nasty side affects, try a more natural approach first. Here in Highlands Ranch, our chiropractic clinic strives to make sure you are healthy in all aspects of wellness. We don’t stop at just getting rid of your pain through chiropractic; we want to make sure you are 100% healthy.

Monday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00am - 2:00pm
Friday 7:30am - 12:00pm
Saturday Closed
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Premier Chiropractic & Natural Medicine
4004 Red Cedar Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
(303) 346-4949

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