by Oasis Wellness Partners on June 25, 2019
We get asked this question all the time, especially from parents with newborns that have colic, or with children that have difficulty sleeping. But the truth is, anyone and everyone who is having trouble sleeping needs to know that this is a symptom of other underlying issues, and chiropractic care can help!
As a society, we get far less sleep than we need. Because of this, we suffer from excessive fatigue, poor concentration, more susceptibility to illness, and many other side effects Insomnia is the worse—being unable to fall asleep or stay asleep can feel like torture. Insomnia happens for a variety of reasons, and some of the more common causes include high levels of stress, emotional distress, certain medications, anxiety and depression, and excessive worry.
Sleep Apnea is another common sleep complaint, and it happens when breathing is obstructed during sleep, which then causes a brief pause in breathing, and an awakening sensation by the sufferer. This can be caused by the shape of the mouth and airways, head trauma, or excessive weight. A person suffering from sleep apnea may experience symptoms such as sudden waking and gasping for air, snoring, exhaustion during the day, extreme dry mouth when waking, and uncomfortable pauses in breathing through the night.
Because chiropractors focus on your spine, correcting any misalignments that are present and boosting the spine’s overall health can mean that pain and tension that build in the spine is released; and the more comfortable the body, the easier it is to relax and fall asleep.
Chiropractic care also enhances the body’s central nervous system. The central nervous system is a key player in allowing efficient function of the body, so the more efficient your body, the less wasted energy, and the easier it is for your body and mind to wind down and fall asleep.
If you are having difficulty falling or staying asleep, come and see us at Chiropractic Family Wellness Center in Scarborough, Maine. Give us a call at our Scarborough office at (207) 883-5549 today for some rest and relief!