Better sleep, better spine
Have you ever had a bad nights sleep and woke up to pain? Or even the opposite, had amazing sleep and woke up feeling like a million bucks? Good sleep is crucial for your body to recover and decompress from a long day. In other words, the better sleep you have the better spine you will have.
So what does this have to do with Denison Chiropractic? Well here at Denison Chiropractic we have some amazing tools we can add to your plan that will truly help with a better nights sleep.
One of our newest additions to sleep aid in the office is our new custom fit pillows. We take a custom measurement based on you and fit a pillow to one that can truly help you sleep better. Above all, this custom fit pillow helps keep your spine in a good position so that you can wake up and feel refreshed from sleep.
Pillowise is big on customization. They know that not everyone has the same shoe size so we can’t all wear the same shoe. How could we all use the same pillow then? If you would like more information the link to their website is HERE.
Benesom is an office favorite for sleep aid. While we don’t want people to just take medicine to make themselves fall asleep, adding nutrition to help is something we love!
Benesom is formulated to promote a restful, relaxed state and relieve occasional sleeplessness. It beneficially modulating the metabolism of melatonin and promoting relaxation. If you would like more information the link to the metagenics website is HERE.
Chiropractic can help you sleep better for a couple different reasons. When you are out of alignment, you tend to tighten your jaw joint and masseter muscles. In return, it will close down your airway while you lay down for bed. This can cause snoring, decreased oxygen, and make you never get to deep REM sleep. When you keep 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 our daily lives. 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. As a result, 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.
So what now?
In conclusion, make sure you are getting what you need to help your sleep! If you need to schedule an adjustment make sure to click HERE.