Sleep is one of the most important things to our health, as it lets our body and mind reset to start the next day refreshed. It is estimated by the CDC that 1 in 3 adults do not get enough sleep per night. When our sleep in not adequate and not providing our bodies with its much needed rest, our health can start to deteriorate. Chronic sleep deprivation can cause mood shifts and lack of concentration, as well as weaken our immune systems leading to more serious health issues such as high blood pressure, weight gain, and heart disease.
A lot of the time we may think we are getting enough sleep because we are in bed for 7-8 hours, but most of the time it ends up not being restful and we wake up still feeling tired. Many of us are guilty (myself included!) of needing that wake-up cup of coffee or two before we feel ready for the day. One of the biggest issues associated with sleep is actually falling asleep. Trouble falling asleep is common in most adults and we end up scrolling on our phones, watching TV, or tossing and turning dealing with anxiety or a wandering mind for significant amounts of time before we actually fall asleep. What many people don’t know is that according to the National Sleep Foundation, one-third of chiropractic patients who have received an adjustment have seen an immediate improvement in their sleep. Falling asleep with ease is one of the added benefits of chiropractic care!
The quality of our sleep can be attributed to the state of our central nervous system and if it’s not functioning optimally, our sleep will suffer. At Atlas Upper Cervical Chiropractic, we specialize in adjusting the cervical spine to improve nervous system function. What we see in a lot of cases is that by relieving tension and pain through chiropractic adjustments we in turn improve the quality of sleep.
If you have any question or concerns about your health and/or your sleep patterns, or would like to know more how chiropractic improves sleep call us at 847-920-4506, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at atlasucc.com to schedule an appointment. We also would like to invite you to come see our brand new state-of-the-art facility at 402 Linden Ave in Wilmette! We look forward to helping you achieve your health goals!